Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii)

Image source: Parks Victoria

Habitat: Grasslands with dense tussock grass and low shrubs

Status: Listed as critically endangered in Victoria (extinct in the wild), they were once widespread through the basalt plains of South-Western Victoria. Now only occurs in less than five small reintroduced populations in southern Victoria.

A population is present at Mooramong, a National Trust property near Skipton.

Threats: Habitat loss from farming and predation from Foxes.

Resourced from:
1: Austrailian Government (Department of the Environment and Energy)
2: Zoos Victoria