Here’s how our breeding enclosure in the Barrington Tops, NSW, is helping Aussie Ark boost the eastern quoll population on mainland Australia.
The last eastern quolls of the mainland died out in about 1963, so their return is long-awaited.
Sausages made from minced toad legs have proven to be a successful way to avert quolls from eating toxic cane toads.
After disappearing from the mainland 80 years ago, a breeding program’s success has researchers excited for the future of these carnivorous marsupials.
Cane toads all but wiped them out, but quolls are now being returned to the landscape with the skills to survive.
A decline in eastern quoll populations can be linked to short-term changes in weather, a new study suggests.
Struggling quoll populations need urgent support to survive