Quolls back to the wild
RARES Foundation is working to develop programs to see quolls back in the wild in Victoria.
Eastern quolls are extinct in the wild in Victoria.
Spot-tailed quolls are declining and absent from many places they were once found. The fires the summer of 2019/20 have probably wiped out spot-tailed quolls from many places they were still found.
Our partner, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, manages a national breeding program and keeps the studbook for spot-tailed quolls in zoos and wildlife parks across Australia on behalf of the Zoo and Aquarium Association. Moonlit Sanctuary keeps two species of carnivorous marsupials, Tasmanian devils and spot-tailed quolls and has kept and bred eastern quolls in the past.
Managing a healthy captive population is the first step to seeing these wonderful animals returned to the wild.