Sunday, April 04, 2010

Chocolate Bilby

Grandma gave the girls a white chocolate bilby each for today. Normally chocolate bunnies and eggs abound at Easter however in Australia a push was made many years ago to replace the traditional bunny with a bilby.

Bilbies are endangered desert-dwelling marsupials. Before European colonisation of Australia there were two species of bilby. One species became extinct in the 1950's and the other now only has about 600 left.

A portion of the profits of chocolate Easter Bilbies goes towards protection and research of this fragile species.

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