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The Numbat is a small striped marsupial whose enitre diet consists of termites (it shoud be noted that these are not the North American variety of termites, but rather an Australian species that eats the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree). It is also notable in that it is Southern Australia's only diurnal mammal.

After the introduction of various non-native animals (specifically the fox and the common house cat), and the destruction of the majority of its natural habitat, the population of the Numbat declined rapidly. In 1982 it was declared the world's most endangered animal. The efforts of Earth Sanctuaries Limited has raised the number of Nunbats in the 200 to over 2000, and significantly increased its chances for survival.

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