Learn about World Numbat Day
The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is a small marsupial that was once found across most of southern Australia. It is now restricted to a few isolated pockets in southwest Western Australia as well as two small re-introduced populations in New South Wales and South Australia.With an estimated wild population of less than 1000, the species faces the threat of extinction.
World Numbat Day is a day to celebrate Western Australia’s unique mammal emblem and to encourage action to conserve the species. You can help numbats by encouraging responsible pet ownership, spreading the word about the marsupial’s plight and never removing hollow logs from the bush.
The Numbat is under threat from habitat loss and introduced predators such as foxes and feral cats. With an estimated population of fewer than 1000 individuals, we need your help to protect the future of this unique marsupial. Project Numbat Inc.: is a volunteer run not-for- profit organization that promotes community awareness and involvement in the conservation of Western Australia’s unique mammal emblem.
Project Numbat Inc. values its partnerships with the Numbat Recovery Team, Perth Zoo, Department of Parks and Wildlife and Australian Wildlife Conservancy.