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Order Peramelemorphia

Family Peramelidae

Scientific Name

Perameles gunnii

Thumbnail Description

It lives for just two to three years and is not gregarious

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 27 – 35 cm

TAIL: 7 – 11 cm

WEIGHT: 0.5 – 1.5 kg

Habitat

Tree plantations, farmland, gardens, parklands, rubbish tips, cemeteries, under out-buildings

Distribution

Tasmania, Victoria, southeastern Australia

Diet

Grubs, earthworms, beetles, grasshoppers, adult weevils, insect larvae, slugs, roots, berries, grasses, mosses, seeds

Reproduction

5

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

2 – 3 years

Baby Name

Joey

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Foxes, cats

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Endangered

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