After being driven to the brink of extinction on mainland Australia, one little native mammal is starting a new life on an island off the coast of Victoria. It’s been an incredibly rough road for the Eastern Barred Bandicoot. Though once widespread across the grassy woodlands of southwest Victoria, the long-nosed and stripy-backed animal is now considered extinct in the wild. The destruction of almost all its native habitat and the threat of invasive foxes and feral cats have left the bandicoot’s numbers dwindling. Eastern Barred Bandicoot joeys during a health check-up at […]


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