We were delighted to find Long-nosed Potoroos (Potorous tridactylus) in both Robertson and Bermagui this Spring!
Long-nosed Potoroos are considered threatened species in NSW – having lost habitat to agriculture and development and increased predation from foxes and feral cats. It’s really exciting to start to see threatened species expand their populations into habitat on private land and landholders consequently participating in conservation activties – like Land for Wildlife and the Great Eastern Ranges.
Long-nosed Potoroos are found on the East Coast of Australia, generally in areas with dense understorey. Fungi (mushrooms and truffles) make up most of their diet. They dig in the ground with their noses and make similar conical holes to bandicoots.