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Australia | Rare marsupial, the bettong, reintroduced to mainland after over 100 years' absence

Brush-tailed bettongs are back. These tiny endangered marsupials have been reintroduced to mainland South Australia after disappearing more than a century ago.


The bettong, also known as a woylie, once occupied more than 60 per cent of Australia, but was almost wiped out when cats and foxes were introduced by Europeans. Only about 15,000 are alive today.

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2287900-endangered-bettong-reintroduced-in-australia-after-more-than-a-century/#ixzz74UgjDHRe

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