This tiny marsupial has a 20,000-a-day termite habit!
With the only Numbat breeding program in the world, wander up to the Numbat presentation and find out how we care for these specialised little marsupials and how we cook a special ‘termite custard’ to satisfy their voracious appetite!
Numbats thrive on the termites they find as they forage fallen logs on the floor of their native woodland habitat. Perth Zoo breeds and raises Numbats through a partnership that also sees many of them returned to protected wild habitat in Western Australia’s south-west. It’s critical that we teach them not only to love the food they need to survive but also how to hunt for it.