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  Northern Quoll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Northern Quoll is particularly aggressive and noted for its "pugnacious disposition".
The Northern Quoll is a beautfiul animal to behold.
The Northern Quoll is found in a disjunct range throughout northern Australia, including the Pilbara and Kimberley regions in WA.
www.westernwildlife.com.au /western/mammals/quoll.htm   (385 words)

 Northern Quoll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northern Quoll is a carnivorous marsupial mammal, native to Australia.
The current major threat to the Northern Quoll is the spread of cane toads, which were originally introduced in Queensland, but have now reached Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, and are nearly in Darwin.
Oakwood, M. Reproduction and demography of the northern quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus, in the lowland savanna of northern Australia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northern_Quoll   (454 words)

 Quolls of Australia - Threatened species and communities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Quolls are carnivorous marsupials with a pointed snout, a long tail and brown to fl fur distinctively spotted with white.
Northern quolls, generally solitary and nocturnal, make their dens in rock crevices, tree holes or, occasionally, termite mounds.
In April 2003, some northern quolls were transferred to several islands off the Arnhem Land coast in the Northern Territory, to establish secure populations as a precautionary measure while the impacts of cane toads on quoll populations are further studied.
www.deh.gov.au /biodiversity/threatened/publications/quolls2004.html   (1532 words)

 Otway Ranges Environment Network - Draft revised Tiger Quoll Action Statement
The Spot-tailed Quoll is generally a species of forested habitats, particularly wet sclerophyll forest, but also occurs in lowland forest, dry foothill forest, rainforest, River Red Gum forest, sub-alpine woodland and dry ‘rainshadow’ forest such as in the Snowy River valley in East Gippsland (Mansergh and Belcher 1992; Edgar and Belcher 1995; Belcher 2000b).
Clear-fell timber harvesting is thought to be a threat to quolls as it removes some of the structural complexity that the species requires, including the removal of hollow-bearing trees, fallen logs and the reduction of canopy cover and structural complexity of the vegetation (Belcher 2000b).
Braithwaite, R.W. and Begg, R.J. Northern Quoll Dasyurus hallucatus.
www.oren.org.au /issues/endspp/Tigerquoll/DraftTQAS.htm   (5161 words)

 Quoll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The northern quoll is found in the tropical north.
Newborn quolls are the size of a grain of rice.
The number of quolls is decreasing through habitat destruction and competition from foxes and cats.
www.kidcyber.com.au /topics/quoll.htm   (235 words)

 Queensland’s quolls - EPA/QPWS
The spotted-tailed quoll ranges in colour from rich red-brown to dark brown with white spots of varying size scattered over both the body and tail (the spotted-tailed quoll is the only quoll with spots running along the length of its tail).
The northern quoll is the smallest of the quolls and varies from grey-brown to brown in colour with large white patches on its body (no white patches on its tail).
The present distribution of the northern quoll has contracted throughout its former range and in Queensland it is now fragmented into a number of populations with the highest densities found in Cape York, the Atherton Tablelands and the Mackay—Whitsunday area.
www.epa.qld.gov.au /nature_conservation/wildlife/threatened_plants_and_animals/endangered/queenslands_quolls   (2016 words)

 Tiger quoll makes a comeback | The Nation | The Australian
However, northern quolls continue to die in the Northern Territory as toads spread west in their invasion from Queensland.
Dr Cremasco said quolls in the Boonoo Boonoo area near Tenterfield in northern NSW, and across the Queensland border at Cherribah, were just as common in bushland on baited properties as they were in bait-free national parks.
The size of a domestic cat, the tiger quoll is a fierce predator, capable of killing animals as large as possums and koalas.
theaustralian.news.com.au /story/0,20867,20697491-2702,00.html   (565 words)

 University of New South Wales - BEES Home - Dr Karen Firestone
Northern quolls once occurred throughout the northern third of the continent, but are now restricted to just six major hotspots and a number of smaller offshore islands.
Eastern quolls once occurred on the mainland of Australia and in Tasmania; the last definitively known eastern quoll on the mainland was a road kill from Vaucluse in the eastern suburbs of Sydney in the early 1960s.
The New Guinea quoll appears to be centred on the central cordillera in the highlands of New Guinea and West Papua (Irian Jaya).
www.bees.unsw.edu.au /school/staff/firestone/firestoneprojects.html   (1772 words)

 Northern Quoll Dasyurus hallucatus - Threatened Species Day 2005 fact sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Northern Quoll is a medium-sized carnivorous marsupial that lives in the savannas of northern Australia.
The Northern Quoll is the smallest in the quoll family, growing to about the size of a small cat.
Northern Quoll populations have declined for various reasons, such as changed fire patterns and hunting by feral cats.
www.deh.gov.au /biodiversity/threatened/publications/tsd05northern-quoll.html   (1044 words)

 Corrugated Sanctuary - The Comic
The quoll is a small marsupial native to Australia.
In the past they lived over a larger range of northern Australia, extending from the Pilbara region of Western Australia to southeastern Queensland.- Dasyurus hallucatus is the smallest of the four quoll species, weighing, at most, 2 pounds.
Quolls have a pink nose and ears, a thick snout, a pointed muzzle, and very sharp teeth.
www.corrugatedsanctuary.com /quolls.php   (1003 words)

 Burke's Backyard Archives 1999 - Quolls
The Northern Quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) lives across the tropical areas of Australia from the Pilbara to the northeastern coast of Queensland.
The Tiger Quoll or Spotted-tail Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) is the largest of the quolls and is found in Eastern NSW and Queensland.
This quoll is sometimes called a native cat because of its habit of poultry raiding.
www.burkesbackyard.com.au /1999/archives/25?p=2017   (412 words)

 Northern quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The northern quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus (family Dasyuridae) is commonly referred to locally as "native cat." It is grey-brown animal with large white spots.
It does not have spots on the tail (the animal in the accompanying image is a related, spotted tail species).
Quolls are carnivorous, hunting for small mammals, reptiles, birds and insects by night.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Delphi/2970/dasyurus.htm   (81 words)

 What is a Quoll?
The quoll is a marsupial native to Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania.
The quoll is sometimes named the “jungle cat,” though it really more resembles a possum or coati, than it does a member of the cat family.
The quoll is carnivorous, dining primarily on mice, lizards and snakes.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-a-quoll.htm   (644 words)

 Pictures of the northern quoll|Dasyurus hallucatus facts
Dasyurus hallucatus Gould 1842 The Northern Quoll is a carnivorous marsupial mammal, native to Australia.
The northern quoll is seriously threatened and possibly extinct on Cape York Peninsula as a result of the spread of poisonous cane toads.
Profile of the northern quoll Northern quolls are opportunistic predators, consuming anything that moves that is within a size range that they can manage.
www.thewebsiteofeverything.com /animals/mammals/Dasyuromorphia/Dasyuridae/Dasyurus/Dasyurus-hallucatus.html   (265 words)

 A natural born killer, but life under guard could be quoll's defence - National
Ms Mason's captive-breeding program for northern quolls - one of the four species of quolls - is the only one in the world.
These conservationists are renewing their calls for vulnerable wildlife such as the quoll to be allowed as pets, in the hope captive populations will keep the species from extinction.
Breeding quolls in captivity - something that could be done only by people with special skills - would establish alternative populations that could one day be returned to the bush.
www.smh.com.au /news/national/a-natural-born-killer-but-life-under-guard-could-be-quolls-defence/2006/02/10/1139542402695.html   (720 words)

 Northern Quoll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There are 4 different species of Quoll and the Northern Quoll is one of them.
The Northern Quoll is grey brown and has white spots.
The Northern Quoll is getting endangered because it is getting hit by cars and eaten by feral cats and dogs and cane toads eat their food and so the Quoll have no food.
www.schools.nt.edu.au /howardsp/archive/Endangered/northern_quoll.html   (153 words)

 Keeping Marsupials : Keeping and Breeding Marsupials in Captivity, Maintaining Injured and Orphaned Wildlife in ...
Northern Quolls have an annual highly synchronised mating season; shortly after mating, all the males in the population die off.
Northern Quolls are opportunistic predators, consuming anything that moves that is within a size range that they can manage.
However, the wet season is normally a time of high Quoll abundance and high mortality as the juveniles become independent and compete for the limited number of territories, so these deaths had little impact on the population as a whole.
www.marsupialsociety.org /members/html/04sp02.html   (1374 words)

 The Wilderness Society - From Kimberley to the Cape
Northern Australia is one of the last great wild regions on Earth, home to a wealth of extraordinary wildlife and iconic landcapes that have been managed for millennia by their Traditional Owners.
Northern Australia provides the Australian community with an opportunity to develop new and visionary approaches — approaches that will both protect the immense conservation values of the north and promote new forms of economic development that are not based upon clearing forests or destroying rivers.
Being both arboreal and terrestrial, Northern Quolls occupy a wide range of habitats, generally preferring rocky terrain or eucalpyt forests near the coast.
www.wilderness.org.au /campaigns/northernaustralia/northern?&printer_friendly=true   (2970 words)

Quolls are small marsupial carnivores of about 60 cms in length on average.
The spotted tailed quoll, the western quoll, the eastern quoll and the northern quoll.
The eastern quoll is found only in Tasmania, the north quoll in tropical north Queensland, the western quoll in southern Western Australia and the spotted tailed quoll along the east coast.
www.australianfauna.com /quoll.php   (154 words)

 The World Today - Project to save the northern quoll
In the Northern Territory, wildlife authorities have begun an ambitious project, a little like a modern-day Noah's Ark, to save the northern quoll, not from the 40-day flood, but from the flood of cane toads expected in the Top End by next wet season.
As the dreaded cane toad begins its relentless march across Northern Australia, the quoll is one of the first native species to vanish.
Those two species will compete a little bit with the quolls, but the islands are alive with insects and invertebrates and things like that, which is the bulk of the diet of a quoll.
www.abc.net.au /worldtoday/content/2003/s825120.htm   (779 words)

 Quoll Spotters Wanted! -- WWF-Australia
TSN Northern Savannas is seeking any information about recent northern quoll sightings in the Top End.
Please contact TSN if you have recently seen a quoll or would like to be involved in the establishment of a Quoll Seeker Network.
It is envisaged that a network will be established early in 2004 to record, monitor and promote northern quoll conservation in the Top End.
www.wwf.org.au /ourwork/species/tsnevents/quoll-spotters-wanted-nt   (93 words)

 Pictures of the eastern quoll|Dasyurus viverrinus facts
The dens of the eastern quoll are usually in caves and hollow logs or trees.
Eastern Quolls are opportunistic carnivores, feeding mostly on insects and agricultural pests such as corbie grubs comprising a large portion of diet.
As eastern quolls are more easily trapped in wire cage traps than spotted-tailed quolls, and will become trapped in small mammal traps which are a tube of similar dimensions to the hair tubes used in this survey, this is unlikely to reflect an aversion to hair tubes but probably realistically reflects abundance at the sites.
www.thewebsiteofeverything.com /animals/mammals/Dasyuromorphia/Dasyuridae/Dasyurus/Dasyurus-viverrinus.html   (694 words)

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Already, the northern quoll seems to be falling victim to the amphibians' poisonous charms.
Together with most of northern Australia's small mammals, quolls are in decline even in areas that haven't been invaded by cane toads.
The Northern Territory government, national-park officials and Aboriginal representatives are moving small populations of quolls to toad-free islands off the coast.
www.nature.com /news/2004/041213/full/432796a.html   (2212 words)

 Species decline as Top End turns into cane toad heaven - smh.com.au
In the 2001 dry season, 41 quolls were caught at 17 study sites in the Mary River district of Kakadu National Park.
On the basis of the results of the earlier study, 28 quolls should have been trapped last year, but only two were.
Several dead quolls being radio-tracked in the Mary River area appeared to have died from poisoning, the report said.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/06/08/1055010876362.html   (488 words)

 Royal Northern College of Music - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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uk.encarta.msn.com /Royal_Northern_College_of_Music.html   (168 words)

 Northern Quoll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There are 4 Quoll species in the family Dasyuridae.
The Northern Quoll ranges from 12 to 30 cm in length and has a tail of about 12 to 31 cm.
The Northern Quoll is now absent from many parts of its former range.
northern-quoll.peernet.sk   (130 words)

 Island arks - Cane toads - Animals - Wildlife - NRETA - NT Government - Australia
One of the native animals most threatened by the spread of cane toads through the Top End is the northern quoll, with scientific research showing that quolls virtually disappear from areas colonised by cane toads.
To prevent the possible extinction of this species, a number of northern quolls have been relocated to islands off the Top End coast under the Territory Government’s Island Ark project.
The $300 000 project, which began two years ago, has already succeeded in establishing breeding populations of northern quolls on two islands off the north-east Arnhem Land coast.
www.nt.gov.au /nreta/wildlife/animals/canetoads/quoll.html   (149 words)

 Other Quolls
Western quolls prefer to live in burrows or hollow logs but will occassionally utilize bandicoot nests and tree hollows.
This small quoll is considered to be the most aggressive of all the quolls but it is not long lived with most individuals only living 2 years and a few surviving to 3 years.
The Northern quoll prefers savannah, open woodland and rocky outcrops as habitat.
www.home.acenet.net.au /rhysparry/other.htm   (483 words)

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