Species: Mammals

AWC’s Charnley River-Artesian Range Wildlife Sanctuary protects a vitally important population of the Golden-backed Tree-rat.

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The Golden Bandicoot is a ground dwelling marsupial that is largely nocturnal and solitary.

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Weighing less than a golf ball, the Eastern Pygmy Possum is one of the smallest possums in the world.

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Pungalina-Seven Emu is the only mainland protected area in which the species occurs.

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W. Lawler/AWCBurrowing Bettongs (or often referred to as Boodies in western and southern Australia), are a small, thick-set, kangaroo-like animal.

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A small nocturnal marsupial, the Woylie is considered an important ‘ecosystem engineer’.

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The Bridled Nailtail Wallaby was believed to be extinct for much of the 20th century, until the chance discovery of a surviving population in 1973. AWC reintroduced a population to Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary in 2005, followed by the Pilliga in 2019.

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The Banded Hare-wallaby is the sole survivor of an ancient group of kangaroos which included the giant short-faced kangaroos.

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The Numbat is unique among Australian mammals. It is a highly specialised, termite eating marsupial. AWC protects Numbat populations within feral predator-free areas at Yookamurra (SA), Mt Gibson (WA), Scotia (NSW) and Mallee Cliffs (NSW).

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The Bilby is an iconic Australian marsupial, instantly recognisable by its long pointed snout, long ears, soft grey fur and striking black and white tail.

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