Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus virverrinus)
Secret Creek Sanctuary - Lithgow, NSW, Australia
The Eastern Quoll, once known as the ‘native cat’, is now presumed extinct on the mainland with no sightings in 50 years. Still common in Tasmainia, the Eastern Quoll is now part of a breeding program with the hope these animals may be brought back to the wild on the mainland.
Eastern Quolls breed May - October and have a gestation of 3 weeks. Though females give birth to up to 30 babies, only the first to reach the 6 teats survive (harsh). The young will spend about 7 weeks in the pouch before being able to ride on their mothers back. At about 5 months of age the juvenile quolls will leave to find their own territory.
They mainly eat insects and grubs though they may eat rabbits, mice, birds as well as grasses and berries. They grow up to 73cm long and weigh up to 2kgs.
A massive thanks to Trevor from the Australian Ecosystems Foundation for the behind the scenes tour and the information above. If you want to help the cause to see these cute little fellas back on the mainland of Australia, vist http://www.ausecosystems.org.au/index.html for more information
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Stonewash Bredls/Centralian Python (Morelia bredli) from Inland Reptile
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Precursors by Keith Thompson
So Canada is basically tossing their protection of Humpback Whales in the garbage in order to enable them to put an oil pipeline right through critical habitat territory.
Just in case, y’know, anyone wants to stop talking about moose and maple syrup for a second.
Here, have a petition.
people who dont tag anything terrify me
When NPCs talk shit but the game won’t let you hurt them
me: ok i’ll study at 8:00
me: *pretends i didn’t see*
Playing against a friend who’s new to the game
When they start winning