World Numbat Day

World Numbat Day

The small marsupial Myrmecobius fasciatus, the numbat, was once widespread across southern Australia. The species is now found in a handful of areas in southwest Western Australia, as well as two small reintroduced populations in New South Wales.

World Numbat Day celebrates Western Australia’s mammal emblem. It also encourages conservation efforts. Help numbats by encouraging responsible pet ownership and spreading awareness about the marsupial‚Äôs plight.

Habitat loss and introduced predators like foxes, raccoons, and other animals are threatening the Numbat. We need your support to save this rare marsupial, which has an estimated population of less than 1000.

Project Numbat Inc., a volunteer-run non-profit organization, promotes community involvement in conservation of Western Australia’s unique mammal emblem.

Project Numbat Inc. is proud to have partnered with the Numbat Recovery Team of Perth Zoo, Department of Parks and Wildlife, and Australian Wildlife Conservancy.


May 11 2025


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