Facts About Quoll


The quoll is a medium-sized carnivorous marsupial; its scientific name is Dasyurus, which is native to Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania. The quoll is frequently known as the native cat, because of the cat-like appearance of the quoll.

Quolls are found possessing forest, shrubland grassy habitats across Australia, and New Guinea. However quolls have seen climbing trees, the quoll tends to live life on the ground.

The quoll is a nocturnal animal which means that they are known to hunt at night and rest at daytimes. Unlike many other nocturnal animals, the quoll likes to spend the luminous days wallow in the heat rather than hiding in cleavage or underground.

There are six distinct types of quoll, found across Papua New Guinea and Australia. The Bronze quoll and the New Guinean quoll are locally found on the tropical island of Papua New Guinea. The Western quoll, the Northern quill, and the Tiger quoll are on the whole locally found on the Australian terrain. Even though the Eastern quoll was initially found on the Australian terrain, they are all the more regularly found on the island Tasmania.

Even though the quoll is a carnivorous animal, the quoll has mainly a meat-based diet. The Quoll hunts during the night in search of small birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects. The quoll also feeds nuts, fruits, grasses when they are accessible.

 The quoll (especially the tigers) is a top predator in its surrounding as because they are one of the largest species of carnivorous marsupial in this world. The major predators of the quoll are normal humans, huge crocodiles and snakes.


We know that the quoll is a marsupial, meaning that the female quoll has a pouch on her stomach for her young to develop in. The child quolls are brought into the world after an incubation time of only half a month when they creep up into the mother’s pocket. The baby quolls are taken cared for by their mothers in her pouch, for about 2 months but they are not completely independent until they are approximately 6 months old.

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written by – Riya Sain

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