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Order Peramelemorphia

Family Peramelidae

Scientific Name

Isoodon macrourus

Thumbnail Description

When food is scarce, the female bandicoot will eat her young

Size and Weight

Adults:

TOTAL-LENGTH: 40 and 15 cm (15.7 and 5.9 in)

WEIGHT: 1,200 g (2.6 lb)

Habitat

Tall weeds, small trees, dense shrubs

Distribution

Northern and eastern coasts of Australia, Papua New Guinea

Diet

Insects, earthworms, berries, grass seeds

Reproduction

2 – 4

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

2 years

Baby Name

Joey

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Cats, foxes, owls

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal, solitary

Conservation Status

Least Concern