Bilbies are promoted as a mascot for the Commonwealth of Australia Endangered Species Program and are replacing rabbits as the Australian symbol of Easter.
Bilbies are promoted as a mascot for the Commonwealth of Australia Endangered Species Program.
Bilbies are also replacing rabbits as the Australian symbol of Easter, as chocolate bilbies are being sold as an alternative to chocolate bunnies. Since the 1990’s, bilby conservation groups have promoted the idea of replacing the Easter Bunny with the Easter Bilby. Chocolate shops around Australia began selling chocolate bilbies with a portion of the profit going to help fund bilby conservation.
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• Sources | (Brown, 2011; Burbidge & Woinarski, 2016; Commonwealth of Australia, 2010, 2015; Environment Australia, 2004; Hintze, 2002; Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, 1998; Pavey, 2006)