Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis)
Threatened Species Day fact sheet
About the fact sheet
Aboriginal names: Ninu (Pitjantjatjara), Walpajirri (Warlpiri), Ahert (Arrernte), Mankarr (Manjilyjarra)
The Greater Bilby is an iconic threatened marsupial that used to live in much of mainland Australia. These days it is restricted to drier desert areas in the Northern Territory (NT) and Western Australia (WA) and to a small corner of southwestern Queensland.