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.
This very unusual animal is a native to OZ, 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.