100 Day Project: Gilbert's Potoroo

100 Day Project: Gilbert's Potoroo

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Gilbert’s Potoroo

IUCN Status : Critically Endangered

This little marsupial is the most endangered in Australia and is arguable the world’s most endangered marsupial. Roughly the size of a rabbit they are the smallest members of the kangaroo family.

Did you know that
• Gilbert’s potoroos mostly eat fungi in the wild but are usually fed insects, fruit and mealworms in captivity

• In 2016 there were only 45 individuals found

• They are preyed upon by foxes and feral cats but their biggest threat is fire which destroys their habitat

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