Sunday, April 8, 2012

It's The Easter Bilby! (Blue Monday)

Chocolate Easter Bilby from Australia.
Thanks hon, they arrived unbroken!

Bilbies are native Australian marsupials that are endangered. To raise money and increase awareness of conservation efforts, bilby-shaped chocolates and related merchandise are sold within many stores throughout Australia as an alternative to Easter bunnies.

The real thing!

The Foundation for Rabbit-Free Australia began to use the Easter Bilby concept in 1991 to show the damage that feral rabbits do to the Australian environment and the concept has been popularised by the confectioner Darrell Lea, which gives a portion of its profits to the foundation.

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  1. it's a great way to raise awareness.

    Happy Easter!

  2. I think the background really completes the photograph. Love it!

  3. Awe they are so cute. I hope you enjoyed your chocolate. Happy Easter to you!!!

  4. its not easter without the choc bilby!
    great it arrived in one piece, how long did it stay that way after the pic???

  5. amazing that it arrived unbroken!
    nice to see a little bit of australiana coming out in someone's easter post

  6. I've never heard of a bilby; thanks for educating me, and thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Karen.

  7. That is just too cute !
    Chocolate anything is fine with me ? LOL
    Yes .. I h ave watched TV shows about the devistation rabbits are doing to Australia and the natural animals & greenery .. I hope they can get it under control soon !
    "Sweet" shot for the day Karen !

  8. Nice shot the real thing looks scary hehe.

    Grape Hyacinth

  9. interesting...i love chocolate anything!! i always thought it should be a food group!!

  10. Scary cute!

    My BLUE post. Your comment will be so much appreciated!

  11. That must be yummy!

    Visiting for Blue Monday-hope you can stop by:)

  12. Great to see the bilby's fame spreading far and wide :-)

  13. Whoa..that is quite a different look of a rabbit that I'm used to see.

  14. Hi there - would really like to see one of these in the wild - but I have no chance in Victoria. Remarkable how they used to be common and we have stuff things up!

    We had Easter on Kangaroo Island.

    Stewart M


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