Eastern Quoll

Eastern Quoll The Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) is a carnivorous marsupial of Australia, where it is extinct on the mainland of Australia, and only extant on Tasmania. With the size of a small cat, the Eastern Quoll hunts at night on insects and small rodents and fruit. The dens of the eastern quoll are usually in caves and hollow logs or trees. They are threatened by illegal poisoning by humans and feral cats and dogs and the destruction of their habitat. They are under tight legislation in Tasmania as a threatened species.

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The Eastern quoll is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the

Adult weight : 1.09 kg (2.398 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 7 years

Female maturity :335 days

Male maturity : 335 days

Gestation : 20 days

Weaning : 168 days

Litter size : 6

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at weaning : 0.6 kg (1.32 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 2 W

Body mass : 0.945 kg (2.079 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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