Quoll                                         Scientific Name: Dasypus

Quolls are nocturnal animals, and they mostly spend time if they are not asleep during the day, in the privacy of the den. Quolls are either known lots about, or very little data known. The phylogentic tree follows:

  • Thylacines (extinct)
  • Numbats
  • Dunnarts
  • Phascogales

The animal itself is found in New Guinea, Australia or Tasmania. 2 are found in New Guinea, and 4 in Australia. The Eastern Quoll inhabits Tasmania as well as Australia. Very little is known about the bronze quoll; it was once thought to be an outlying population of Western Quoll. Quolls are solitary animals, meaning they live alone. Quolls are mostly meat-eating, eating animals smaller than themselves. Small quolls tend to eat insects, birds, frogs, lizards and fruit. Bigger Quolls tend to eat echidnas, possums and reptiles. The tiger quolls supplement their diet with the furry, small, brown bushtail possum as well as rabbits and hares. When food is scarce, quolls eat carrion (dead animal) and bandicoots. The quoll pounces on the prey and bites it in the neck, making the prey to suffer. Do quolls drink from rivers? No, they have all water they need from their prey. The gestation of the quoll lasts for 21 days. Mating, unlike other animals, is done in the Winter months. at first, the newborn quoll, or pup, is the size of a grain of rice, but they can grow up to be between 25 and 75 cm. Their hairy tails are about 20 to 35cm long. This animal, however, has a threat to another, slightly smaller animal - the Cane Toad; as they can die after feeding on one.

Territory: Australia, Tasmania and N. Guinea

Food: Canivorus; they will sometimes ocassionally eat fruit

Status: Varies on species.