Grampians Tiger Quoll
There was more than a rustle of excitement at Parks Victoria in September 2013, when a particularly elusive species of Quoll was caught on film by remote camera in the Grampians National Park in Victoria. Prior to the camera pick-up, this particularly bashful creature hadn’t been seen in the Grampians since 1872, and was long thought to be extinct in the area.
In 2015, the excitement is mounting, as Parks Victoria rangers have captured new footage of a Spotted-tail Quoll, otherwise known as the Tiger Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus). The mysterious marsupial is one of a sub-species confined to south-eastern Australia that is seriously threatened throughout mainland Australia. Threats to the Spotted-tail Quoll include land clearing (their chosen habitat is wet, mature forest, woodlands and heath), bushfires and feral animals.
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Let’s help our threatened and endangered species like the Spotted-tail Quoll gain important ground and ensure that our parks provide critical habitat-spaces for all native Australian animals and plants.
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