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#ThreatenedThursday: Kangaroo Island Dunnart

#ThreatenedThursday: Kangaroo Island Dunnart

July 11, 2019


SPECIES: Sminthopsis aitkeni — Kangaroo Island Dunnart

CLASSIFICATION: Endangered

They are in very, very grave danger. At best, there may now only be about 300 Kangaroo Island Dunnarts left on the Kangaroo Island. By night: carefully seeking food - including spiders, ants, and insects. While at the same time, trying not to become the ‘food’ of the constant threat of feral cats lurking in the darkness. By day: retreating to safe places in the mallee and woodland areas that the Kangaroo Island Dunnart likes to call home.

FAME is committed to do what it can to save the Kangaroo Island Dunnart from extinction. Partnering with Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife, this project will help save the Kangaroo Island Dunnart from extinction by controlling feral cats, establishing a refuge behind predator-proof fencing and surveying and monitoring of the populations.

Learn more about the Kangaroo Island Dunnart and other threatened species on the Island at FAME Day this Saturday at Raptor Domain on Kangaroo Island. Fore more info: https://www.fame.org.au/news-and-media/raptor-doma…


Photo credit: Jody Gates