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Amazing return of the Dibbler



These animals were thought to be extinct by scientists and listed as extinct in 1884 . An Australian man caught a pair of Dibblers when he was trying to catch possums, on the south coast of Western Australia, and they have been bred in captivity since 1967. The dibbler is a small animal with a long latin name -Parantechinus apicalis. They are about 14 centimetres long, marsupials and carnivores. For more detail go to Perth Zoo and information about other animals brought back from extinction go to Bright Sparks and scroll down to the bottom of their page.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've never ever heard of a dibbler - I like o learn new wonderful things - thanx

Anonymous said...

dibbler scribbler dribbler wibbler

Leeroy Good said...

I wonder why he was trying to catch possums? Was he going to eat them? Shades of granny may - no i am only joking this is GOOD news

Leeroy again said...

It's all GOOD

Shannon said...

Wow.. How did I not know they existed? most weird and wonderful news :)

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