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.
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.