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.