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The "bunny" hop: Resurrecting the Easter bilby

Rabbits aren't exactly popular in Australia, where invasive European rabbits have wreaked havoc on the country's ecology. And so, with Easter just days away, many Australian children will be celebrating not with the traditional Easter bunny, but with the Easter bilby, as the nation uses the holiday to to celebrate—and raise funds to protect—one of its most endemic, and most endangered species, the greater bilby ( Macrotis lagotis )...

April 7, 2009 — John Platt

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