Alice Springs Desert Park

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The Alice Springs Desert Park is involved in conservation and breeding of numerous species of animals. The following photos are of a young Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) that is an endangered marsupial species in the wild.

One of two diurnal animal (active during the day) in Australia, the Numbat’s diet consists almost exclusively of termites, of which they eat up to 20,000 termites a day.

We at Ausemade were excited to see and photograph the young Numbat at Alice Springs Desert Park.

Images © Ausemade PL


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  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Infraclass: Marsupialia
  • Order: Dasyuromorphia
  • Family: Myrmecobiidae
  • Genus: Myrmecobius
  • Species: M. fasciatus
  • Binomial name: Myrmecobius fasciatus