Help save the threatened spotted-tailed quoll

By Australian Geographic 28 February 2019
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The Australian Geographic Society raises funds for Australia’s unique wildlife.

About the size of a domestic cat, the spotted-tailed quoll has shorter legs and a pointed face. Its distinctive spotted tail makes this carnivorous marsupial easy to tell apart from other Australian mammals.

Found in forests in eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania, it faces many threats that have caused its numbers to decline significantly. Challenges include fragmentation and degradation of habitat; competition from introduced predators such as cats and foxes; and deliberate poisoning, shooting and trapping.

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