A poster showing the life cycle of a numbat.
Print out this poster on A3 or larger and laminate it. Put it up in your classroom as a visual reminder of the life cycle of a numbat.
You could also use it as a guide for the students to copy in to their books.
* Gestation is about 14 days.
* At birth numbats are about the size of a jelly bean. They are born hairless and blind.
* Numbats cling to their mother’s underbelly where they suckle for 3-4 months.
* Young joeys are left in the burrow while the mother hunts for food.
* Joeys are ready to leave the burrow and establish their own territory when they are 9-10 months old.
* Adult numbat