First Eastern Quolls born in wild on mainland Australia in 50 years
A population of Eastern Quolls recently relocated from Tasmania to Booderee National Park on the NSW South Coast have successfully produced their very first pouch young. The young are the first Eastern quoll babies bred in the wild on the Australian mainland in over 50 years.
The Eastern Quoll – a close relative of the Tassie devil – was once an abundant native marsupial along the east coast of Australia, however the species was wiped out on the mainland due to feral animals and disease.
Tess was joined by Booderee National Park’s Natural Resource Manager Dr Nick Dexter to chat about the important milestone and the ongoing challenge of restoring Eastern Quoll populations on mainland Australia.