Southern Brown Bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus) are medium sized ground dwelling marsupials. They have long tapering snout and a compact body and a short tail. Males weigh between 500–1850gms, females 400–1200 gms
Southern Brown Bandicoots are found mostly in southern Australia, from NSW through Victoria and in Tasmania. They are also known as the quenda in South Western Australia.
They feed on a variety of ground-dwelling invertebrates and underground fungi.
to find their food they dig distinctive conical holes in the soil.
Bandicoots are nocturnal and they sleep in shallow nests, covered with leaf litter during the day. Sometimes they will borrow an empty rabbit burrow.
Southern brown bandicoots are most significantly threatened by habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation.
Much of its remaining habitat is primarily in patches that are too small to support large populations of bandicoots. There are some attempts to breed them again in Victoria and NSW.
Tiny Toy 18cm
Small Puppet 31cm
Large Puppet 38cm