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The bilbies ‘thriving’ after a 100-year absence in New South Wales

Populations of the Australian bilby have been devastated over the past 200 years after being hunted by cats and foxes.

Now a conservation programme has helped the species to breed in the wild in New South Wales for the first time in more than a century.

Ecologists say it gives hope to the threatened species.

Video by Isabelle Rodd