There are six species of quoll, four of which are found throughout Australia including the:

  • Spotted-tailed quoll
  • Western quoll
  • Eastern quoll
  • Northern quoll

The remaining two species, the Bronze Quoll and the New Guinean Quoll are found in New Guinea.

The Spotted-tailed Quoll, Dasyurus maculatus, is the largest of Australia's quoll species and are considered an apex (top) predator. This elusive, carnivorous marsupial is native to the east coast of Australia through to Tasmania and can be found in our local area.

Keeper talk

Discover more about quolls through our keeper talk and watch the quoll being fed. This talk is also combined with our Cotton-top Tamarin talk. Keeper talks are free, suitable for children and everyone is welcome to attend. No bookings are required. Meet the keeper in front of the animal exhibit.

Talks start at 10.35am in front of the quoll exhibit and are run on a Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday outside of the school holidays. Keeper talks are also run during the school holidays.

Saving the Spotted-tailed Quoll 

You can find out more about the Spotted-tailed Quoll and how you can do your part to save them through the Wildlife Queensland's Quoll Seekers Network Guide, or by chatting to one of our zookeepers.

Saving the Spotted-tailed Quoll A Landholder's Guide

Did you know 

When spotted-tail quolls are born they are the size of a grain of rice. Once they are adults, they can weigh between 2kg - 7kg with males weighing more than females.