Bilby, Sitting 12"L

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Animal Facts: Full name is Macroft Lagotis. Male size is 29-55cm, Female is smaller than male. Located In Queensland and in Northern territory, It has a long rabbit ears which are finely furred and has soft blue gray fur and has white fur on its belly. It has a long snout and black and white tail. Bilby eats insects, larvae, seeds, bulbs, fruit and fungi. Story: Bilbies are native Australian marsupials that are endangered. To raise money and increase awareness of conservation efforts, bilby-shaped chocolates and related merchandise are sold within many stores throughout Australia as an alternative to Easter bunnies. The first documented use of the Easter Bilby concept was in March 1968 when a 9 year old girl Rose-Marie Dusting, wrote a story, "Billy The Aussie Easter Bilby," which she published as a book 11 years later. The story helped catalyze the public's interest in saving the bilby. In 1991 Nicholas Newland from the 'Foundation for Rabbit-Free Australia' also developed the idea of the Easter Bilby to raise awareness about the environmental damage that feral rabbits cause and to replace the Easter bunny with true native wildlife. The first Chocolate Easter Bilbies were sold at the Warrawong Sanctuary when it was owned by John Wamsley. The Chocolate Easter Bilby concept has been popularised by the confectioner Darrell Lea, which gives a portion of its profits to the foundation and also fund the Bilby education website 'Easter Bilby'. Other chocolate Bilby manufactures that donate towards Bilby conservation include Pink Lady and Haigh's Chocolates. Cadbury's also produce Chocolate Bilbies, although they do not donate or support any bilby conservation projects. Australian children's book author and illustrator Irena Sibley produced three Easter Bilby books between 1994 and 2000 including the best selling The Bilbies' First Easter, published by Silver Gum Press in 1994. In 1993, Australian children's author Jeni Bright wrote the story of "Burra Nimu, the Easter Bilby". It tells how Burra, a shy but brave little bilby, decides to save the land from the rabbits and foxes who are ruining it. Burra and his family and friends gather together for a wonderful time painting Easter eggs to give to the children and ask for their help. But before they can set off on their journey to the children, they must outwit the rabbit army. As well as the story of the Easter Bilby, the not-for-profit website 'Burra Nimu, the Easter Bilby' contains factual information about bilbies and other endangered Australian species. It is illustrated by Australian illustrator Janet Selby. (Wikipedia, Details: Length: 12 Width: 8 Height: 12 Position: Sitting Age Group: The Recommended age for Hansa animals is 3 and up to comply with ASTM93 safety standards.

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