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Bilby Back in Australian Wild for the First Time in a Century

For the first time in more than a century, bilbies are running wild in Australia’s most populous state. Bilbies were once widespread across much of Australia, but were last recorded in the wild in New South Wales state in 1912. Every year bilby populations continue to fall, and conservationists fear the small marsupial could become extinct because of predators, fires and land clearing. Experts say the bilbies are “barely hanging on” in small, isolated pockets. In northern New South...

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