NUMBAT - a small, slow-moving oddity of Australia. Gentle and squirrel-like,they can be up to 10 inches (25 cm) long. Numbats eat only ants and termites they catch by using their very long, sticky tongues and can eat as many as 10,000 ants and termites each day. Prefer open woodland habitat dominated by eucalyptus trees. They are nimble and can leap and even climb trees.