Tasmanian Pademelon Thylogale billardierii
Tasmanian Pademelon, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia
February 2006

The Tasmanian Pademelon is now restricted to Tasmania though it used to exist on the mainland. Pademelons are smallish marsupials (about knee height) that are found in the forest where they feed on grass and leaves. They are active at dusk and at night while they rest in the forest during the day.

Tasmanian Pademelon, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image There is more information about the Tasmanian Pademelon here.
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