SPECIES: Potorous tridactylus tridactylus — Long-nosed Potoroo


Don't mistake this marsupial for a Bandicoot, it is not! Though similar at a first glance, the vulnerable Long-nosed Potoroo is also related to the Kangaroo, and hops with its front feet tucked into its chest. They are a soliatry animal, rarely spotted in the wild and prefer to shy away under the protection of thick groundcover. The Long-nosed Potoroo is another of our ecological engineers. A major component of its diet is fungi, spores are then spread through droppings, providing nutrients to other plant species. As for many of our native small marsupials, threats to their species include predation by cats, dogs and foxes, and loss of habitat.

FAME is proud to announce a new partnership with ReForest Now for an Enrichment Program focusing on increasing flora species diversity in existing large-scale tree plantings and regenerations sites, to improve the ecological structure and function. More than 50 endangered and vulnerable native fauna species - including the Long-nosed Potoroo - will benefit and be able to flourish through this program. To make a donation or find out more, visit the project page of the website

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