It should be of no surprise that parts of the world without rabbits substitute a native animal for their traditional Easter mascot. Meet the bilby, Australia's answer to the bunny. It's a rabbit-bandicoot marsupial (how's that for a mouthful) that has a long pointed face and rabbit-like ears. The Easter Bilby is represented in much the same way as the Easter Bunny; you can get them in chocolate form, they deliver treats, and they look adorable with a bow around their necks. Although Australia certainly has their fair share of rabbits, the Easter Bilby was introduced in an effort to raise awareness of conservation regarding these animals and their habitats.

I can't tell if this thing is cute or terrifying.


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