Meet Truffles the Brush-tailed Bettong

Once found across much of mainland South Australia, predation by feral animals saw the wild Brush-tailed Bettong population restricted to three populations in south-west Western Australia in the 1970s.

As a conservation charity, we’re proud to be doing our part to secure a future for this critically endangered marsupial as part of a recovery team which has seen reintroductions throughout South Australia!

We’re also proud to have bred almost 120 of these mini marsupials at Adelaide and Monarto Zoos, including seven-month-old Truffles!

Born at Monarto Zoo late last year, Truffles has a bright future ahead as part of our Nature Theatre team helping to raise awareness for her critically endangered wild cousins.


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