March 2021: Bilby

Bilby (Macrotis lagotis)

Throughout the month of March 2021, FaunaFocus will feature the bilby!

The bilby is a semi-fossorial marsupial endemic to northwest Australia. This opportunistic, nocturnal omnivore leaves its burrow as the sun sets to forage using its large ears to disperse body heat and locate termites digging underground. This marsupial has a short gestation because young is born premature and develops in the mother’s pouch.



Create art inspired by the bilby and share it in the FaunaFocus Discord Server or on social media with #faunafocus. Learn about more ways to get involved with FaunaFocus!


Event Date Time (CDT)
Free-For-All: Deadline March 26 12:00 pm
Free-For-All: Livestream March 27 7:00 pm


Image | © Bernard DUPONT, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-SA 2.0)


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