Greater stick-nest rat (Leporillus conditor)
The wopilkara or greater stick-nest rat (Leporillus conditor) is a passive and gentle species of native rodent about the size of a small rabbit or guinea pig. They are also known as the house-building rat and construct large nests out of interwoven sticks and stones. They are largely active at night and feed on a herbivorous diet of mostly succulent leaves. Populations have reduced since European colonisation, driven almost to extinction by intensive predation from feral cats and foxes.
Illustration by Gooitzen van der Meer
Reference photo by Jiri Lochman
- 297mm x 420mm (A3)
- 210mm x 297mm (A4)
- 148mm x 210mm (A5)
Paper: Archival, watercolour