Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 8th, 2012
In Victoria, Australia, some one forgetting to put out their trash cans has resulted in the first confirmed sighting of a critically endangered marsupial in over a decade. The Otway Ranges are a known habitat of the carnivorous marsupial the Tiger Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), but for the past ten years no one’s been able to confirm if it was still alive in the wild. (The Great Otway National Park is a national park in Victoria, Australia, 162 km southwest of Melbourne.)
Here the interview about the sighting and the “roar” of the Tiger Quoll on Radio Australia, here.
Tiger Quoll Distribution: Dasyurus maculatus gracilis (yellow, NE) and Dasyurus maculatus maculatus (red, SE).