Numbats and termites

🐜ANIMAL FACT🐜 The Numbat is a small endangered marsupial native to parts of Australia. It’s one of two marsupials that are strictly diurnal (which means active during the day). The Numbat is one of our favorite animals and we’ve been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one in the wild – they are very elusive! Emily even works on protecting these amazing creatures.⁠

They have a long sticky tongue which is about 10-11 cm long (¼ of the length of its entire body!) which allows them to pick up termites, which they eat exclusively. They eat up to 20,000 termites a day! Numbats do not need to drink water because they get enough water from the termites they eat. Fancy if we had to eat so many ants per day!