Sighted this collard Numbat. This little male is from the December 2014 Perth Zoo breeding program release into Dryandra Woodland Western Australia.
2 young Numbats seen playing and feeding around nest.
Seen hunting in Gastrolobium bush dominated habitat. It checked every bush as it moved through the area.
Seen running over fallen logs late afternoon
Observed from 10am till 11am after emerging from sleeping log.
Familia: Dasyuridae. Marsupial carn?vo que en estado salvaje solo se encuentra en la isla de Tasmania, al sur de Australia.
Observer Helen Rush.
At campsite. Male.
Telegraph Nature Trail, south of the Green Patch parking lot.
Rustling around in the bushes for a long time, then shot across the path and up a tree. ID discussion at: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1083878
The order Dasyuromorphia (meaning "hairy tail") comprises most of the Australian carnivorous marsupials, including quolls, dunnarts, the numbat, the Tasmanian devil, and the recently extinct thylacine. In Australia, the exceptions include the omnivorous bandicoots (order Peramelemorphia) and the marsupial moles (which eat meat but are very different and are now accorded an order of their own, Notoryctemorphia). Numerous South American species of marsupials (orders Didelphimorphia, Paucituberculata, and Microbiotheria) are also carnivorous.