Quolls’ baby joy

BONORONG’S Quoll Conservation Program has had remarkable success this breeding season.

First started in 2008 to build up numbers of the Eastern quolls, nine new joeys have been born recently.

“Eastern quolls historically were found on mainland Australia, however, with the introduction of feral species like the European fox, we saw a very rapid decline in those populations,’’ a Sanctuary spokesperson said.

“Since the 1960s Eastern quolls have been considered endemic to Tasmania.

“The aim of the TQCP is to maintain a robust, genetically diverse captive population of Eastern quolls across multiple institutions, directly monitor and support our wild populations and contribute to endorsed conservation projects that exist nationally for this species.’’