Save the Bilby

Two Easter Bilbies hiding in cupboard © Gretchen Bernet-Ward 2023

Bilby – Australia’s Easter Bunny

Common name: Greater bilby
Scientific name: Macrotis lagotis
Family: Thylacomyidae

Among the hot, dry grasslands of western Queensland, the Greater Bilby lives far from the public interest surrounding its conservation. As one of Queensland’s 15 endangered mammals, the Greater Bilby is the subject of intense conservation efforts. This includes attempts to replace the Easter Bunny with the Easter Bilby in Australia, in an effort to make the public aware of this important animal’s endangered plight. Find out more:

Save the Bilby – Donations welcome

Quote: “Every Darrell Lea chocolate Bilby you buy helps raise money for the Save the Bilby Fund, 20 cents from every purchase will help the national breeding program and support the Save The Bilby Fund’s mission to have 10,000 Bilbies in the population by 2030.”