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Spinifex Hopping-Mouse

Notomys alexis


The Hopping-Mouse has long hind legs and a long tufted tail. It has short chestnut coloured fur with grey-white underbelly. Very active at night and very social. They use a quadrupedal gait when moving slowly, but when moving quickly they use their long hind legs to bound along.


Spinifex Hopping-Mice live in arid spinifex tussock grasslands, woodlands, shrub lands and desert sand dunes.


These hopping mice were spotted at the Ipswich Nature Centre in Queens Park, Ipswich. Lovely, lively little mice full of character. Hard to catch them for a photo!

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brainpunk 8 years ago

So cute! But I'd also swear I saw one hopping through my house... :-/

Shari_Wildlife 9 years ago

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary? Yes I have been there =) it is very good, not as good as Australia Zoo or Currumbin but they have LOTS of koalas and they also have some really nice birds of prey, a great bird of prey show my barn owl in here is from there, definitely worth a visit! If you havn't been to Alma Park Zoo you should go there too.

Christiane 9 years ago

Shari.. did you ever visit the Lone Lane Koala Sanctuary? I will be in Brissy and I am thinking about visiting the park?!?!

Shari_Wildlife 9 years ago

They were on display at a nature centre in Ipswich. =)

Christiane 9 years ago

Shari.. where did you see them?

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4305, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 5, 2011
Submitted on Jul 5, 2011

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