Spotted-Tail Quoll:-Australia (Video)

What made me think of this animal, I come across a news acticle about the quoll the other day, that I thought I would share, and in case there were a few people that have not heard of this animal before, I thought I would give you a bit of information about the quoll.

Quoll imaged at a rescue park, Tasmania, Austr...

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This very unusual animal is a native to OZ,ย  and is classified as a marsupial. Also known as the Tiger Quoll, it is found in Eastern Australia, including Tasmania. (In a very small area of Western Australia, there is another quoll known as the Western Quoll it is much larger) The tiger quoll has short legs, it’s tail is as long as it’s body and head combined. The quoll is very rarely seen today in the wild, but of course we have them in Zoo’s and Wildlife Sanctuary’s around Australia. They are on the Red List of Threatened Species, but in Queensland they are on the Endangered List.
This is mainly due to loss of habitat, and baiting is a big problem, they also have a very short lifespan. Learn more in Wikipedia

Flare is fed every two hours to help her survive. Picture: Craig Borrow Source: Herald Sun

This article in the newspaper that I came across, is about baiting put out for wild dogs, they are a big problem to livestock, but baiting is also a huge problem for the quoll. I feel it is a bit of a catch 22 situation unfortunately.

Flare is getting extra special attention at the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Picture: Craig Borrow Source: Herald Sun

Like the thylacine, the endangered spot-tailed quoll is a meat-eating marsupial. So plans to drop bait from planes over vast tracts of land in Victoria to wipe out wild dogs threaten the little creature’s existence. Read more in the Herald Sun.

Tiger Quoll seen in New South Wales.

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16 Responses to Spotted-Tail Quoll:-Australia (Video)

  1. kymbo says:

    Beautiful arent they…and only rare because of our love affair for cats. Ive never seen one of these in the wild even though there is a small population of them just 30km down the road from here.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi kymbo,
      I also have not seen any in the wild, it is a shame that they are endangered. But there are some good breeding programs happening, so at least they will not disappear like the Tasmanian Tiger.

  2. I had never heard of this animal until February 2011 when we were in Tasmania. We saw some in captivity in Hobart and were told they are fully protected in Tasmania. We also saw several at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. You Aussies are awfully lucky to have such incredible wildlife.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi EOSR,
      Tasmania is a beautiful place, I hope you enjoyed your visit to OZ. A very good link, Thank You for that. From the article:-

      It was great news when the final count reached seven. The successful breeding is due to a younger pair of Northern Quolls arriving at the Zoo earlier this year with keepers deciding to take a โ€˜hands offโ€™ approach which has worked out perfectly.

  3. malc50 says:

    Hi Mags, There was an article about the quoll in yesterday’s “Townsville Bulletin”. My 8 year-old grandson had never seen or heard of a “quoll” before, and was surprised to find he didn’t know everything there was to know! Cheers, Mal.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Mal,
      You have to love 8 year olds. ๐Ÿ™‚
      If he would like to read up on them, the article in Wikipedia is brilliant, I was surprised how much was in there.

  4. travelrat says:

    I don’t think I’ve seen a quoll before, even in a zoo. I’m sure I’d remember those cute little guys!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi travelrat,
      Unfortunately they are not in all the zoo’s. There isn’t any quolls at Australia Zoo (Steve Irwin Zoo) on the Sunshine Coast, ( I know you have been to that zoo) but strangely enough there are a lot more at smaller zoo’s.

  5. Rebekah says:

    I had not heard about the quoll before so thanks for posting this! ๐Ÿ™‚ What a gorgeous little animal!!!

  6. souldipper says:

    Totally new to me, as well, Mags. Thanks so much for the information and the video! (Blessed cats…they can do such an imbalance to nature when, in fact, they’re being so well fed at home!)

  7. Val says:

    That’s really cute, looks a little like a sugar glider! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I forgot to tell you, there’s an award for you in my blog, here, if you’re interested. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Barbara Rodgers says:

    I had never heard of or seen a quoll before – you have some exotic and amazing creatures down under!

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