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Bilby The Bandicoot

A bilby is a kind of bandicoot that eats insects and fruit. What is a bandicoot? It's an animal that is part of a larger group of small and medium sized animals known to carry their young in "pouches".

Located in Australia, bilbies have grey fur and ears that look similar to rabbits. Their big ears give them great hearing so they can find insects.

Bilbies don't have good eyesight but have excellent sense of smell. They live in areas that are hot and dry like deserts.

Some people in Australia say Easter Bilby brings Easter eggs, instead of the Easter Bunny!

A bilby is a kind of ___________.