To Corinna: I know they aren't from Australia, but I just had to look for a tapir for you! No such luck, but perhaps Ruth would be open to a suggestion... :)
According to her website, Ruth spends some of her free time caring for orphaned and injured animals, and donates regularly to wildlife causes. Some of the animal designs she has tackled so far include the bandicoot, echidna, platypus, possum, the tasmanian devil and another of my favorites - the tasmanian tiger. Yes, I like to believe the Thylacine is still out there somewhere, challenging our beliefs in its extinction as well as our ability to stomp out entire populations of animals. I hope Ruth wouldn't mind my borrowing a photo from her site [do check out the flying fox while you're there!]:
Feeling a bit down about about my own little shop these last couple of days - I've especially been agonizing over my photos and pricing. I know these are two particular concerns many artisans and craftspeople hold, and I expect they will be constant sources of stress and confusion for me for a while. Meanwhile, I'm reading all I can and experimenting like crazy [at least with the photos, although not as much these last few days]. In addition to perusing the Etsy Seller Handbook, I've just found a list of posts tagged Your Shop 101 from the Storque. Selling online is so much different than in person, and these resources seem to have a lot of useful information.