The numbat, also known as the banded anteater, is a species of marsupial native to parts of Australia.
Numbat Portrait - Joanne Pearcy
Project Numbat is an organisation dedicated to promoting and assisting the Numbat Recovery Program in numbat conservation. Join them at their first ever art exhibition: A Numbat is Not a Wombat, at the Little Creatures Brewery, Fremantle, from 8 January to 4 February 2015.
Participating artists have kindly donated their works to the exhibition, which can be purchased online at the Project Numbat website. All or part of the proceeds will be donated to Project Numbat, to continue its conservation efforts.
The numbat is characterised by a long, pointed nose and sticky tongue used for searching and collecting termites, the only food it eats. Numbats live in eucalypt woodlands, in hollow logs from fallen trees, and forage beneath shrubs in open areas.
This unique creature is facing extinction, with habitat loss and introduced predators such as foxes and feral cats contributing to its dwindling population. Only two natural populations of numbats remain: at Dryandra Woodlands, Narrogin, and at Perup Nature Reserve, Manjimup.
Hand in Hand - Lyn Ellison
This is your chance to support the numbat by visiting Project Numbat's free exhibition, and walking home with one of the many wonderful works on display.