New Tiger Quoll Kittens at Serendip Sanctuary
Thursday 14 November, 2013
Serendip Sanctuary has four very special new arrivals; four baby Spotted-tail Quolls.
The parents were brought to Serendip in September from Halls Gap Zoo, and Ranger Matt Wills says it’s exciting to have the baby quolls as well. “We’ve never had quolls here before, so it’s just great to have the parents and the kittens on display. The little ones are just starting to come out and explore. They are great fun to watch.”
Tiger Quolls are on the endangered list and were once found in forests across south-eastern Australia. They are now mainly found in far East Gippsland and isolated areas of the Otways.
They are generally solitary animals and range over very large areas. They mainly feed at night on rabbits, possums, rabbits, birds, gliders and reptiles, and being good climbers, shelter in hollow logs and old trees.
Matt Wills says the Sanctuary provides an educational aspect to endangered species. “Being able to get up close to endangered creatures like these on our Wildlife Education Walk is a really nice and effective way to educate people about endangered animals and our efforts to save them from extinction. Just seeing these lovely Spotted-tail Quolls and their babies says a thousand words about how important it is to protect them.”
Serendip Sanctuary is open daily from 8am - 4pm except for Christmas Day. Admission is free.
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