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A Mardo is a marsupial. A highly skilled hunter they primarily prey on insects and small animals such as lizards.

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Noongar Names: Mardo

Scientific Name: Antechinus flavipes

Conservation Status: Common

Threats: Habitat clearing and cat predation

Will they visit?: Mardo will visit home gardens located near local reserves, parks, or bushland

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

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Hollows in large trees or constructed nestboxes

Diet: Fruit, nectar, invertebrates and small animals

Water: Will use a small dish or accessible bird bath

ReWild Benefit: Control pest populations

ReWild Benefits

Mardo are skillful predators and control pests (such as mice) and benefit our neighbourhoods as we work to drive a healthy environment for our community. If you see a mardo foraging in your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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