Return of the quoll
ONCE COMMON ACROSS south-eastern Australia and Tasmania, the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) is now extinct in its mainland range. Furthermore, due to competition with feral cats, and other problems, there are no more than a few thousand remaining in Tasmania.
Breeding annually, females are capable of raising six joeys; success relies heavily on the availability of suitable denning sites, which can be hollow logs, rock piles or burrows.
Conservation group Devil Ark now plans to breed a population of eastern quolls at Barrington Tops in NSW, with the aim of re-establishing a population on mainland Australia.
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