Climb up the tree. Open the nest box. And look inside the lives of Red-tailed Phascogales.
These small arboreal marsupials - with their big ears, big eyes and fluffy red tails - are just as loveable as koalas and kangaroos, but with a few big differences. They can fit in the palm of your hand. They have death-inducing mating habits. And, while they were once widespread across the southern half of Australia, they are now mostly restricted to the wheatbelt region of Western Australia.
Over a decade ago, a small group of these phascogales were bundled up, driven 100 kilometers and translocated to their new home: Kojonup Reserve on Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar country in WA. Today, we find out how the population is surviving.
Guests: Angela Sanders, Dr Michelle Hall and Dr Tony Friend
Produced by Eliza Herbert and Amelia CaddySupport the show