Happy Easter

 

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The bilby is a nocturnal marsupial which was once widespread across Australia, but it  has become a rare sight, largely due to predation by feral cats and foxes, plus the invasion of rabbits. The bilby’s struggle for survival sparked the rise of chocolate bilbies down under in place of bunnies at Easter. We were lucky enough to see some bilbies (which are part of a captive breeding programme) when we visited Kanyana a few years ago.  The chocolate Easter Bilby is growing in popularity, which is raising awareness of the bilby’s struggle for survival and also represents the plight of many of Australia’s native animals in the face of introduced species.

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