Numbat Silver footprint Necklace - Bushprints

Numbat Silver footprint Necklace - Bushprints

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Bushprints Numbat Silver Footprint Pendant

These inspirational Numbat footprints are made from 925 solid sterling silver. For Gary, the maker, quality is the prime consideration and all pieces are carefully hand-finished, giving a fantastic lustre. They are beautifully gift-boxed and in stock now. Weight: 24g in their own gift box.

 Numbat Facts The numbat is also known as the Banded Anteater. My guess is they prefer to be called the banded anteater over the “Numbat”. This little marsupial can only be found in small colonies in Western Australia. Of course, the majority of their diet is composed of termites. Surprisingly enough the numbat is able to consume almost 20 000 termites in a day. In order to be able to catch so many little termites in a day the numbat has evolved a long, sticky tongue which seems to work quite well. Unlike most marsupials, the numbat is active mainly during the daylight hours. It is required to wait until the termites are active in order to feed: although numbats have fairly strong claws, they are no match for the concrete-like termite mounds. Luckily they are smart, and apply the brains over brawn strategy for finding food. They wait until the termites are in the underground tunnels between their feeding sites and their protective mound. The numbat is then able to sniff them out and strike them while they are vulnerable. Pretty smart of the little numbat isn’t it? Numbat Fast Fact: Although numbats are marsupials, they do not have a pouch that the young can climb into. For this reason the little numbats must cling to the belly fur.