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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.
Lat: -16.99, Long: 125.20
Spotted on Sep 27, 2015
Submitted on Oct 2, 2015
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