Once abundant across south-eastern mainland Australia, the Eastern Quoll is now only found on Australia's island state of Tasmania.
Once referred to as a native cat, the Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) is a small nocturnal marsupial, endemic to south-eastern Australia.
For millions of years, Eastern Quolls were found across Australia's south-eastern mainland.
In the 1960s, they became extinct and are now only found in Tasmania.
Females can give birth to litters of up to six 'pups' in their nests which are found in burrows beneath rocks or fallen logs.
Being nocturnal, Eastern Quolls are usually encountered at night, however, they are occasionally seen foraging during the day.
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