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The Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) is a solitary marsupial from Tasmania; there used to be populations in South Australia as late as the 1960's, but they are now extinct. They are protected animals due to their decreasing numbers. There are six species of quoll that live in Tasmania.

The Eastern Quoll is found in many habitats including grasslands, rainforests, eucalyptus forests bounded by agricultural fields, alpine areas, and scrub. The Quoll is nocturnal (most active at night). During the day it retreats to a den in a burrow, a rockpile, or a hollow log.

Anatomy: The Quoll is about 2 feet (60 cm) long (including a long tail), and weighs roughly 2.9 pounds (1.3 kg). The female is slightly smaller than the male. It has thick, soft gray-brown to black fur with white spots. The long tail is hairy and has no spots.

Diet: Quolls are carnivores (meat-eaters) who mostly eat insects (especially grubs and beetles), but also prey upon rabbits, mice and rats. They sometimes scavenge carrion (dead animals that they find) and eat fruit. They compete with the Tasmanian devil for food.

Reproduction: Up to 18 young are born in a litter, but only 6 babies suvive after 2 days. The young spend their early months in the mother's pouch, drinking milk from 6 teats.

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