Spotted! Camera traps capture the endangered Spotted-tailed Quoll

Spotted! Camera traps capture the endangered Spotted-tailed Quoll
Sanctuary
Brooklyn
Field Program
Science: surveys and research

Spotted! Our camera traps have captured the nationally endangered Spotted-tailed Quoll in the rainforest near the summit of Mt Lewis at Brooklyn Wildlife Sanctuary. With an estimated population of only 540 animals left of the north Queensland subspecies in the wild, their presence on Brooklyn is highly significant. AWC protects important habitat for the Spotted-tailed Quoll in the mountain rainforests and wet sclerophyll forest on Brooklyn.

Our field ecologists use an anchovy/cat biscuit bait which helps attract the quolls to our camera traps. At Brooklyn our camera trap surveys straddle an altitudinal gradient of nearly 1000 metres from the Mitchell River Valley to near the summit of Mount Lewis in far north Queensland.

Spotted Tailed Quoll Brooklyn 28Oct2015