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Save The Bilby Fund - Charleville Bilby Experience

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by Caitlin Pianta (subscribe)
Freelance writer living in the Australian Capital
Published August 30th 2012
The Bilby is one of Australia's native nocturnal creatures that has faced the threat of extinction since the time of the first settlers. Habituating arid dessert spaces spreading across Australia, the "rabbit-eared-bandicoot" found allies in Peter McRae and Frank Manthey who, beginning in 1982 made a plan to help save the Bilby.

Through tireless efforts of fundraising, the unlikely duo (a Zoologist and an ex-roo shooter) set about installing the fence in 1999. Volunteers joined the team to set up a 25km square fence in outback Queensland to provide a safe place for Bilbies to replenish their population.

Bilbt Distribution Throughout Australia


These two men, and many more interesting Bilby facts and stories are what you hear about when you go on the Charleville "Save the Bilby" night talk and tour.

During the "The Bilby Expereince" you will meet Bilby guides, many of them volunteers, who will share their knowledge and passion for the preservation of this delightful marsupial. Including a visual presentation and then a close up look and interaction with the interesting and adorable critters in a natural setting.

These tours run in the high season only (April to mid October) on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights from 6:00pm.

The tour books out quickly, so be sure to make reservations well in advance by contacting 4654 7771.

If you want to be a part of the fight to save this unique Australian Marsupial, make sure you donate via www.savethebilibyfund.org.

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Why? To learn more about Australia's most precious marsupial.
When: High season, April to mid October, Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun
Phone: 4654 7771
Where: Charleville
Cost: Prices vary for different Bilby experiences, enquire at Information Center
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