Tests confirm sighting of endangered tiger quoll

A critically-endangered marsupial has been seen in the Otway Ranges for the first time in a decade.

Scientists have spent the last decade trying to confirm whether or not they are still alive in the wild in south-western Victoria.

Last month, Matthew Morton spotted what he thought was a tiger quoll outside his property in the eastern Otways.

“There was a ginger and white-spotted animal that sort of looked like an oversized possum,” he said.

The animal’s faeces were collected and DNA testing has confirmed it was a tiger quoll — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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