Numbats are omniverous, but they eat mostly termites. Their tongues are long and they produce a sticky saliva which probably helps them in scooping up the termites. The numbat is sometimes called a banded anteater, but it doesn't eat ants intentionally.
They sleep in burrows at night and search for termites during the day. Young numbats are not left by their mothers until they are a few months old. At that time they are left in the burrow while the mother looks for food. She comes back periodically to give them milk.
The numbat lives mostly in forests that include eucalyptus trees. They can climb trees, leap and are very nimble. They are considered to be an endangered species. According to a-z animals, there are estimated to be only 1500 left in the world.