Cute Little Killers: The Predators With Pouches
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It was a dreadful case of mistaken identity. European explorers confused them for ravenous cats, rats, wolves and weasels. But they were something completely unknown … a curious band of marsupials with a taste for blood, bone and meat.
Scores of different little predators with pouches live all across Australia. The lives of many are at risk. Introducing three of the strangest; the numbat, the northern quoll, the dibbler; and the strangers who want to keep them safe.
Lena is one of only one thousand numbats left in the forest. She eats termites, termites and more termites – up to 20,000 a day. Lena is special. Since she started breeding four years ago, she has raised fifteen babies to adulthood; a record for the wild numbats of Western Australia.
So far, so good.
But in the night, in the woodland, there is danger. Another carnivorous marsupial has sniffed out Lena’s burrow – and it finds numbats very tasty!
Across Australia other little carnivores come to life.
On windswept-islands floating in the azure Indian Ocean, a cute little mouse-sized dibbler is pulling grasshoppers apart with needle-sharp teeth, while in the tropical forests of the far north, the stealthy, cat-like quoll stalks. Their secret lives are about to be disturbed…
Meet maniacs, wind-up killers, and sweet-faced assassins in this entertaining introduction to some of the world’s least known marsupials.
Terra Mater Factutal Studios