A numbat is the size of a small cat.

Numbats live in forests.

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They have reddish fur.

They have white stripes on their back.

A numbat has a fluffy tail.

Numbats eat white ants called termites.

The termites stick to the numbat's long, sticky tongue.



Baby numbats stay in a nest.

When they are bigger they ride on their mother's back.

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So many numbats have been killed by foxes that there are not many left.


tongue (say tung)

A body part inside the mouth that helps an animal eat and taste. It helps people speak.


Animal Allsorts, an animal alphabet:

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