Greater Bilby

Native to Australia, Greater Bilbies are marsupials and are the largest of the bandicoot family.Bilbies large ears pick up sounds of insects and their long nose sniffs out seeds and bulbs - very useful for a night feeder. They dig underground burrows where they spend the daylight hours. Bilbies were once widespread in grassy woodlands but predation by foxes and cats and competition from rabbits and livestock have driven them to the brink of extinction. 
Region: Australia
Scientific name: Macrotis lagotis

Scientific Classification

Species class: Mammalia
Genus: Macrotis
Order:  Peramelemorphia
Phylum:  Chordata
Species: Lagotis

See this animal at

Taronga Zoo