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The Chuditch is a cat sized marsupial and is extinct across most of Australia. Perth and the South West are their remaining stronghold.

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Noongar Names: Chuditch

Scientific Name: Dasyurus geoffroii

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

Threats: Habitat loss, predation by cats and foxes, car strikes

Will they visit?: Chuditch are known to visit home gardens located near large reserves.

Natural Distribution: Widespread and uncommon throughout the South West and Perth region.

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Hollows in large trees, hollow logs, and constructed nest boxes

Diet: Carnivorous including birds, reptiles, frogs, and mammals

Water: Chuditch will drink water during dry periods

ReWild Benefit: Predator, pest control

ReWild Benefits

Ecologists have significant interest to know about Chuditch around urban areas. They have ventured into several southern suburbs (such as Wandi and Bateman) over the past decade. When present, communities can use fewer poisons to control vermin and pests. In fact, avoid using rat poisons as this can inevitably kill local Chuditch due to second-hand poisoning. There are conservation efforts in place to help protect the Chuditch from extinction. If you ever see a Chuditch in an urban area please contact the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.


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