Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis)

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2005

Threatened Species Day fact sheet

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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.