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The Northern Quoll is listed as Endangered on the IUCN redlist. The Northern Quoll is a small marsupial - the smallest of the four species of Quolls. Females have eight teats in a pouch, but apparently give birth to more than eight young which must wriggle their way to the pouch and compete for a teat to survive - Wiki A remarkable feature of this species is that the males show complete die-off after mating, leaving the females to raise the young alone. - Wiki The Northern Quoll’s short life-span and annual male ‘die-off’ makes populations vulnerable to extinction from high-impact threats such as those posed by the initial invasion of large numbers of cane toads into an area. Nevertheless, some populations – such as that on Brooklyn - have persisted for decades after invasion by cane toads. It is possible that surviving quolls may have learnt not to eat toads. - AWC (http://www.australianwildlife.org/wildli...) Cane toads have already reached Gibb River Station which is to the east of Bell Gorge where this little one was spotted during the day.
Spotted on Sep 27, 2015
Submitted on Oct 2, 2015
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