The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the banded anteater, marsupial anteater, or walpurti, is a marsupial native to Western Australia and recently re-introduced to South Australia. Its diet consists almost exclusively of termites. It digs them up from loose earth with its front claws and captures them with its long, sticky tongue. An adult numbat requires up to 20,000 termites each day. Once widespread across southern Australia, its range is now restricted to several small colonies, and it is listed as an endangered species.