Bandicoot

marsupial endemic to the Australia-New Guinea region

A bandicoot is a kind of marsupial. There are about 20 species of bandicoots.

Bandicoot
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Chaeropodidae
Peramelidae

Bandicoots are omnivores. They eat bugs, earthworms, larvae, and spiders. They live in parts of Australia. They are nocturnal. Bandicoots are endangered species. For protection against foxes and wild cats, they retreat to their burrows for safety.

There are different species of bandicoot including:

Northern brown bandicoot