Lesser bilby

lesser bilby Macrotis leucura yallara rabbit-eared white-tailed bandicoot Australia desert marsupial nocturnal animal extinct 1950s

lesser bilby Macrotis leucura yallara rabbit-eared white-tailed bandicoot Australia desert marsupial nocturnal animal extinct 1950s

 

Lesser bilby – aka yallara was a rabbit-like marsupial native to the deserts of Central Australia. They went to extinction in the 1950s-1960s, the main cause being the introduction and rapid breeding of foreign predators like the domestic cat and fox.

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