A to Z of Wildlife: Q is for… Quoll!

QuollQuolls are small furry marsupials found in Australia and Tazmania.

They are nocturnal, which means they only come out at night and so they have good eyesight. They eat all sorts of things; vegetation, fruit, small mammals and birds and so are called omnivores.

They are very brave and have even stolen food from Tazmanian Devils!

Quolls were often seen by early settlers in Australia who called them “native cat”, “native polecat” and “spotted marten”, names based on familiar European animals. Since 1770, all four species have declined dramatically in numbers. This is mainly because of habitat loss or change across Australia, and introduced predators such as foxes and cats.

Learn more about quolls and their conservation below!

Wild Challenge! Do you know what a marsupial is?