Ian Stavely from Denmark contacted Project Numbat to share his clever poem with us. Have you got something you would like to share with us? Have a go at writing your own poem about your favorite animal.
Twenty thousand termites a day
That's a lot of white ants
That's what Nigel eats they say
He must get ants in his pants.
Of course you know he doesn't wear pants
But has fur of reddish brown
He has white stripes across his back
A "Banded Anteater", he's renown.
Nigel lives in Wandoo woodlands
- they're eucalyptus trees,
Found only in Western Australia
Nigel's very rarely seen.
His life cycle is amazing,
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Feral cats and dogs and logging
Make it hard for him to grow.
Narrow of head, sharp of snout
Bottle brush for a tail
Nigel's snout, snuffles ants out
Long,sticky tongue will not fail.
Marsupials without a pouch
Numbats are very unusual,
Ever so cute, a real Aussie beaut
You've learnt through this perusal
Written by Ian & Moya Stavely Denmark WA April 2013