Bilby: Cute Rabbit-like Animal from Australia.

Photo: Qld Parks and Wildlife

The cute animal with ears that rival those of a chocolate Easter Bunny is the Australian Bilby. They used to roam the continent, but hunting and environmental changes had decimated their population.

With huge rabbit ears and soft grey fur it's easy to see the resemblance to rabbits, but that's where it ends.

"They look like they've been stuck together by a committee," says bilby conservationist, Tony Friend, "Huge ears that belong to a rabbit, soft grey fur, a tail that's stuck out the back like a tufted pencil and they gallop around like a rocking horse. They're so different to any other animals."

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"They look like they’ve been stuck together by a committee," says bilby conservationist, Tony Friend...

Tony unintentionally just described 99% of Australia's wildlife! *LOL*

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If we could just turn back time. It'd be amazing to see what the continents were like before we started tinkering with their flora and fauna.
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