Perhaps one of Australia’s least appreciated marsupials, the spotted quoll is sometimes known as the tiger quoll or spotted-tail quoll (juvenile pictured). This species is the largest living carnivorous marsupial on the Australian mainland, and is eclipsed by only the Tasmanian devil on the island of Tasmania. Quolls fill a similar niche to that of cats and foxes, and have suffered from increased pressure since the introduction of these species to Australia. Unlike foxes and cats, quolls do not
Feathertail Glider (Acrobates pygmaeus). This nocturnal, miniscule gliding possum lives in family groups (parents plus last one or two litters) numbering up to a dozen. While foraging for nectar, gum, sap and insects, the glider careers around treetops and trunks more like a large insect than a marsupial. Commonly nests in electricity meter boxes, telephone junction covers and banana bags.