Author(s): Paul Ashford Harris
Bam was a small pink and white bilby. His real name was Bim Bam Bong but no one knew why. His friends thought that was a silly name, so they just called him Bam. Early one morning, as he was snuffling around looking for food, Sinbad the Cat jumped out from behind a tree stump. Find out how Bam and his animal friends tricked the wild cat and made him run away from their home. A beautifully illustrated, educational children's book about our Australian wildlife and the importance of environmental protection. SUPPORTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY. Did you know that Australia used to have two types of Bilbies: the Greater Bilby and the Lesser Bilby? Sadly, the Lesser Bilby that once inhabited the driest deserts of central Australia went extinct in the 1950s. In fact, over 20 native Australian mammals have gone extinct in the last 200 years because of predation by feral cats and foxes, competition with rabbits, sheep and goats and loss of habitat. Although the Greater Bilby continues to survive, its future is precarious and it is now nationally endangered.
Paul was born in New Zealand and attended Cambridge University before settling in Sydney with his wife and four children. Paul is a wildlife advocate and is passionate about teaching conservation to the next generation.