Easter bilbies

Bilbies not bunnies this Easter

Easter presents us all with the special opportunity to replace the feral rabbit with the Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis) as the true Australian Easter icon. In this way we can profile one of our unique but sadly most threatened species, rather than rabbits which have caused immense environmental damage since their introduction to our landscape.

Find Easter bilbies Australia-wide

If you are buying Easter chocolates this year, please support us by buying bilbies ( not bunnies) and help us raise much needed funds. Rabbits are an introduced pest here and number in their millions and also compete with bilbies for habitat and burrows. So it makes sense to buy bilbies not bunnies.

Fyna Foods support us though their Easter Bilby range of Australian Bush Friends and Pink Lady bilby chocolates - look for the green swing tag showing the 30 cent donation per chocolate Easter bilby. Their Australian Bush friends series is available all year round to help support us.

You could also make a donation direct to the Fund. Without your help we won't be able to continue our work and this will place the bilbies at an even greater risk of extinction.

Target, Myer, David Jones and selected smaller stores and companies - refer to list below.

Bilby chocolate retailers in your state or territory (PDF)

Easter Bilby resources

Easter Bilby Parade Activity (pictured right) and accompanying Lesson Plan

Bilbies not Bunnies Teacher Resource Fact Sheet (6 MB PDF)

2018 Easter Bilby colouring competition

Our great supporters, EnviroPrint, are once again running the Easter Bilby colouring competition.

Open to children under 13.

There will then be a PUBLIC VOTE where people need to “LIKE” their favourite picture at Easter Colouring Competition

The 12 child entries with the most facebook likes win!


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