Quoll searches for a name
A NEW face is on display at the Wildlife habitat and the friendly staff at the Habitat are calling for animal lovers to help them choose a name for their furry friend.
The competition to name the spotted-tail quoll gives animal lovers a chance to be a part of the animal park.
“We are looking for names that are creative,” wildlife team leader, Katherine Wardhaugh said.
“You don’t have to tell us, but perhaps the reason for why you have chosen the name might support its choice.”
All entries will be considered, however the winning name will be selected based on originality, and connection to the Wildlife Habitat.
“The Habitat is home to a variety of threatened and endangered species, including the southern cassowary, the Lumholtz tree kangaroo and of course the spotted tail quoll,” Katherine said.
Although the quoll may appear cute and cuddly they have very sharp teeth and claws, being Australia’s only marsupial carnivores, they display solitary and nocturnal behaviour.
“They are somewhat of an elusive animal, and are locally found from Cooktown down to Townsville, favouring dense tropical vegetation, they survive in this fairly small area due to it’s presence as a protected area,” Katherine said.
To be in with a chance to name the resident spotted tail qoull, and explore the Wildlife Habitat park, head over to the habitat’s facebook page, hit ’like’ and enter the fun competition.
The the winning entry receiving a family pass for two adults and two children to enjoy their celebrated “breakfast with the birds” or “lunch with the lorikeets”.
Looking for a name: Wildlife’s Habitat spotted quoll