Alice Springs Desert Park
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
ASDP Quick Link: Home | Fauna | Flora | Nature Theatre | Nocturnal House
Amegilla chlorocyanea Bee| Australian Boobook | Australian Bustard | Australian Hobby | Banded Lapwing | Barn Owl | Black-breasted Buzzard | Black-faced Woodswallow | Black-fronted Dotterel | Black Kite | Bourke’s Parrot | Brown Falcon | Day Flying Moth | Desert Scorpion | Dingo | Emu | Ghost Bat | Gidgee Skink | Greater Bilby | Inland Dotterel | Numbat | Orange Chat | Perentie | Potter Wasp | Princess Parrot | Processionary Caterpillar | Rainbow Bee-eater | Red-capped Robin | Red Kangaroo | Short-beaked Echidna | Spinifex Hopping Mouse | Spinifex Pigeon | Splendid Fairy-wren | Tawny Frogmouth | Thorny Devil | Wedge-tailed Eagle | Western Bowerbird | Western Quoll | Whistling Kite | White-faced Heron | White-winged Fairywren
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
- Infraclass: Marsupialia
- Order: Dasyuromorphia
- Family: Myrmecobiidae
- Genus: Myrmecobius
- Species: M. fasciatus
- Binomial name: Myrmecobius fasciatus