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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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

 

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