"Convergent evolution is when two different
species evolve similar characteristics due to
similar lifestyles. The Agile Wallaby in
Australia and the White-tail Deer in North
America have similar facial features because
they eat similar foods!"
Numbat & Tamandua
The marsupial Numbat of Australia and the Tamandua
of South America both have long, slender noses
because they eat termites.They both also have strong front claws for
digging into insect nests.
Rabbit Eared Bandicoot
The Rabbit Eared Bandicoot, also known as the
Bilby, and the Rabbit both have hind limbs that
are well developed for hopping.They also have long ears, which help them
to detect where sounds are coming from.