http://billabongzoo.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/BZ_Quoll_post.jpg 753 1254 Glen Cavaco http://billabongzoo.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web_logo-300x168.png Glen Cavaco2017-09-19 02:42:492017-09-26 03:00:07…Working together to save northern spotted-tailed quoll…
As part as our role as Ambassadors for Wildlife, Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie we regularly post information about the Threatened Species we care for at Billabong Zoo. The following are extracts from an ABC News entry posted to their website on the 19th July 2017.
“There is a little carnivorous marsupial up in the world heritage rainforest of far north Queensland that is doing it pretty tough. So tough in fact, that it is thought there are only about 400 left…“The current situation of the spotted-tailed quoll in far north Queensland, the gracillis, it’s in dire straits…… The biggest impact on quolls over time has been habitat loss but introduced species like cats and toads have also been a factor…… Scientists are also turning their attention to captive breeding programs to ensure this once prolific Australian animal survives.”
The Australian Government : Department of the Environment and Heritage have also produced an informative fact sheet – Quolls of Australia as part of their Threatened Species series. Click on this link to download a pdf of the brochure.