Fast Facts on Tiger Quolls
Tiger Quolls are fascinating animals. And we bet you didn’t know some of their amazing attributes!
- The Tiger Quoll is the largest remaining carnivorous marsupial on the Australian mainland.
- Tiger Quolls have cute pink noses, white spots all over their bodies (including their tails) and a tenacious personality.
- Kilogram for kilogram, the Tiger Quoll has the second strongest bite of any predatory mammal in the world, beaten only by Australia’s Tasmanian Devil. Imagine the jaw strength of a Spotted Hyena or African Lion – proportionally the Tiger Quoll has more bite than both!
- Tiger Quolls give birth to joeys that are not much bigger than a grain of rice.
- Tiger Quolls are found in a range of forest habitats, from rainforest to open woodland. They require forest with suitable den sites such as rock crevices, hollow trees and logs.
- The Tiger Quoll has a large home range (up to 500 hectares) and can cover considerable distances (more than 6km) overnight. They are largely nocturnal and solitary.
- Tiger Quolls are related to the now extinct Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger). 2011 marks 75 years since the last known Tasmanian Tiger died at the Hobart Zoo.
We must act quickly to save Tiger Quolls from extinction.
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