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Red-tailed Phascogale

Cats are a significant threat to the Kenngoor. Keeping your pet cat indoors is the best thing you can do to help our native wildlife.

Tree Marsupials Bushland Locally Extinct Species Conservation

Noongar Names: Kenngoor

Scientific Name: Phascogale calura

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

Threats: Habitat loss, cat and fox predation

Will they visit?: Red-tailed Phascogales are presumed locally extinct and will not visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Formerly 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

Diet: Invertebrates and small animals

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

There are conservation efforts in place to help protect the species from extinction. Red-tailed Phascogales are susceptible to cat predation. So, one thing you can do to help our native wildlife is to keep pet cats indoors! If you see a Red-tailed Phascogale, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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