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  • no, that's a pretty unique animal, even by Australian standards outside of western Australia, they're not very well known.

  • There are small marsupial and they solely survive off termites.

  • And the sheer number that they, you know each day is roughly about 20,000.

  • So that's pretty impressive.

  • They're endangered.

  • The current population estimate globally is only 1000 animals, so they did have a really large range across kind of arid and semi arid Australia all the way from western New South Wales Thio Western Australia.

  • But now they're only found outside of fence reserves in southwest western Australia come from wait.

  • Gibson Sanctuary is about 4.5 hours drive from perfect.

  • We've got a federal predator free fenced area about 7800 hectares, largest in Western Australia.

  • Eso numbers were regionally extinct from the area of Mount Gibson, so in January 2016 we started the number reintroduction programs, so we sauce numbers from two other A WC sanctuaries and also some captive bred animals from pursuit.

  • We've released 64 numbers that Mel Gibson on, and since that time we've been continually kind of monitoring them with camera traps.

  • But basically we just want to establish self sustaining, genetically viable populations of these endangered species that are struggling in other parts of Australia.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • It was a really rare occasion.

  • Thio see a number inside the fenced area, and now it's reasonably common to see a number driving around.

  • So that's pretty exciting in the scheme of when you think about 1000 animals left.

no, that's a pretty unique animal, even by Australian standards outside of western Australia, they're not very well known.

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