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.
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.
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.