Yesterday we learnt that the Eastern Quoll has finally been moved from 'Near Threatened' to 'Endangered' on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This has been long overdue and the decision was made because their population is continually declining, by an estimated 50% over the past 10 years in fact. Eastern quolls can only be found in Tasmania as they became extinct on mainland Australia in the mid-1960s.
Our Sanctuary is a part of a Tasmanian breeding program along with Devils at Cradle, Trowunna Wildlife Park & East Coast Natureworld who are all working together to help secure Eastern Quoll numbers. We have also partnered with mainland conservation institutions such as the Mt Rothwell - Biodiversity Interpretation Centre to help ensure the future of this beloved carnivorous marsupial.
This breeding season we are very proud to have produced eleven quoll offspring to assist with the breeding program. Have a look at the gorgeous photo below of one of the babies getting their health checks yesterday.
Photo thanks to Bernadette Camus