Bilbies have strong, clawed forelimbs and slender hindlimbs, similar to those of kangaroos, but gallop, rather than hop.

Bilby hindlimbs are slender and similar to those of kangaroos. Rather than hopping, bilbies use their legs to gallop around the desert.

The bilby’s forelimbs are strong and consist of three clawed digits and two clawless digits.

Image | © John, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Sources | (Brown, 2011; Environment Australia, 2004; Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, 1998; Pavey, 2006)

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