This beautiful young eastern quoll has six joeys hanging out of her pouch. There is a funny story behind this female. She and her brother were found in a local supermarket when it was noticed packages of meat were going missing from the display freezer. The opportunistic youngsters after being weaned from their mother must have found a way into the building where they made themselves at home. This successful breeding is a contribution towards the Tasmanian quoll breeding program operated by several wildlife sanctuaries. Her offspring will likely be going to the worthy cause of re-establishing this species in the wild on mainland Australia.
We are pleased to announce the insurance population of Tasmanian devils held at Natureworld have produced 15 pouched young this season. This is a fantastic boost to the number of devils secure from the deadly facial tumor disease. These babies are important genetic contributors to the future of this endangered species.