Thursday, April 5, 2012

Eastern Quoll

The Eastern Quoll is a carnivorous marsupial of Australia, where it is extinct on the mainland of Australia, and only extant on Tasmania.
the Eastern Quoll hunts at night on insects and small rodents and fruit.
The dens of the eastern quoll are usually in caves and hollow logs or trees.
The eastern quoll grows to a length of 11 to 18 inches and a weight of 1 ½ to 4 ½ pounds with a 6 ½ to 11 inch tail. The male is visibly longer then the female and can be as much as 50 percent heavier. Some believe that the eastern quoll looks somewhat like a cat and is sometimes called the spotted native cat. It has brown fur and white spots on its body but not its long tail. Its ears are large and stand up erect at all times. The eastern quioll is also slim and agile.
The eastern quoll's social unit is individual. It lives only and normally only associates with others of its kind in order to mate or a mother with its young before they are weaned. It is nocturnal and hunts at night, sleeping during the day.

1 comment:

  1. This thing is soo cute! I don't think I've ever heard of them. )Emily(