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Numbats at play


Numbats at play
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Copyright: sheldon GL (shel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 135mm f2.0
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-10 9:55
Viewed: 7270
Points: 8
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Young Numbats at play.

The Numbat is Western Australia's faunal emblem. It is indeed worthy of this honour for it is the state's most unique and unfortunately one of its most endangered, mammals. The Numbat continues to confuse overseas visitors, and has ignorantly been referred to as an Australian chipmunk. However, the Numbat is indeed a marsupial, not a rodent, and the chipmunk tag could not be further from the truth. Numbats are ground dwelling anteaters, although they may climb trees if the need arises.

The Numbat is the world's only marsupial that feeds exclusively on white-ants (termites).

Info adapted from: www.westernwildlife.com.au/western/mammals/numbat.htm

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bonjour sheldon
j'aime bien cette photo,les deux animaux qui jouent sans ce soucier de l'appareil,c'est sympa.
laurent

Nice little scene you captured , not sure I have seen them on the site before . TFS yours Robert

They look very fine and very happy (I supose they were playing). A good photo, sharp and well composed.

regards, Petru

..... and I thought a Numbat was something you play num with ;)
A cool shot Shel.
Those markings are great....a bit like a Bandicoots.
Very nicely taken.
Cheers & TFS
Steve

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