Can quolls survive cane toad threat?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:40:00 +1100

ABC Local Radio  is reporting Deakin PhD student Hannah Pusey saying research on how cane toads affect a threatened marsupial found in Far North Queensland may help save the animal from extinction.

The northern quoll, a small nocturnal mammal found in parts of Cape York as well as the Northern Territory and Western Australia has dropped in numbers since the introduction of the cane toad in 1935.

Listen to the full interview here.


Northern quoll
The Northern quoll as featured on ABC TV.
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  • Comparing Queensland's northern quoll population with quolls in the Western Australian Kimberley region might help offset the impact of cane toads.
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