Long-nosed Potoroo Potorous tridactylus

Long-nosed Potoroo
Long-nosed Potoroo
The Long-nosed Potoroo, also called the Rat-kangaroo, is a marsupial native to southeast Australia.
About the size of a wild rabbit, its upright bearing and style of hopping is similar to that of its Kangaroo relative.
Long-nosed Potoroo
Long-nosed Potoroo
Long-nosed Potoroo
It is one of three Potoroos, all native to Australia. The tail, above right, is fat and rat-like with a white tip and, like that of the kangaroo, helps with stability when upright.
Long-nosed Potoroo
Long-nosed Potoroo
Long-nosed Potoroo
Mainly nocturnal and solitary, its main diet is fungi, helping to propagate the fungi in droppings; it also eats seeds and insects.
All three species of Potoroo are endangered (one is the single most-endangered animal in Australia) mainly by introduced predators (foxes, dogs, cats, stoats) as well as habitat destruction.