BRI T. here, reporting from the field in Australia. Just wanted to show you two things. First, look at this tasty fella, sitting right now on our dining room table here in Sydney:
It’s an Easter bilby! An Easter marsupial!
You can imagine our surprise when we just came across this just this morning at The Guardian, posted on Friday:
Instead of rabbits to represent Easter, conservationists in Australia aim to replace the Easter bunny with the Easter bilby. This rare native marsupial is on the threatened species list, with as few as 600 of the animals left in the wild. Its habitat is being destroyed by rabbits, which were introduced to Australia and are now seen as a pest.