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Focus on Spotted-tailed and Eastern Quollies



We have two fabulous quoll species in Tasmania - the larger and rainforest-loving spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), and the smaller, playful eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus). Both species are considered threatened in Tasmania, and their populations are considered to be decreasing.


Logging disturbs their breeding and foraging habitat, and because quolls are often hidden in dens during the daytime, they are at risk of being trapped and crushed when bulldozers drive over their homes.


An end to native forest logging would be a great start to protecting these beautiful carnivorous marsupials. One of my favourite quoll memories is being bitten by a spotted-tailed quoll when we trapped one in a Tasmanian devil trap. Their teeth are sharp and their jaws are strong and I had a tough time removing my hand from her mouth!




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