A unprecedented marsupial that when ran wild in Australia has been reintroduced into New South Wales for the primary time in additional than a century.
Sightings of bilbies – small nocturnal mammals with lengthy, rabbit-like ears – had been closing recorded in 1912.
Thirty captive-bred animals had been launched into a big predator-free enclosure close to town of Narrabri, northwest of Sydney.
That is noticed as a significant victory in efforts to save lots of them from extinction.
Then again, with out the security of a 32km (20 miles) fence they almost definitely would no longer live to tell the tale, the BBC’s Phil Mercer in Sydney stories.
Bilbies – who feed on plant roots, ants, beetles and spiders – disappeared in New South Wales ahead of the beginning of International Battle One following the advent of predators together with cats and foxes.
- ‘Rewilding’ would possibly rescue inclined Australian animals