Save our quolls

A Quoll at the Currumbin Sanctuary on the Southern Gold Coast.
A Quoll at the Currumbin Sanctuary on the Southern Gold Coast.

HAVE you ever seen a quoll?

If not, then why not meet one of Queensland's rarest mammals when quolls come out to play at the Numinbah Quoll Discovery Day.

You can come face to face with Slugger, a live spotted-tailed quoll, mainland Australia's largest carnivorous marsupial, at the Numinbah Valley Hall on July 26.

At Wildlife Queensland's quoll day, rural and semi-rural residents will have a chance to win a new poultry shed to help protect hens from the meat-eating appetites of the local quoll population.

A grant of up to $750 to construct or create a quoll-proof poultry pen will be available to one lucky landholder on the day.

And Australia's leading quoll expert, Dr Scott Burnett, will be there to talk about quolls and introduce Slugger.

If you have seen a quoll on your property, Wildlife Queensland wants to find out more about local quoll numbers and residents' quoll experiences.

The federally-funded Protecting Quolls in Queensland Landscapes project is being run in “quoll hotspots” throughout Queensland.

The Numinbah Valley Quoll Discovery Day is from 10am to 12.30pm at the hall on Numinbah-Murwillumbah Road.

Refreshments will be provided.

The day has been organised by Wildlife Queensland with the federal government's Caring for Our Country program, the University of the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast City Council and SEQ Catchments.

So go along, meet Slugger and have a great quoll day!

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