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Can science save Australia’s quoll from a deadly diet?


Can science save Australia’s quoll from a deadly diet?


The Observer Endangered species Can science save Australia’s quoll from a deadly diet? Targeted genetics will help a threatened species spurn a poisonous toad meal Australia’s northern quoll, one of the world’s rarest carnivores, has developed a feeding habit that puts its very existence in peril. The squirrel-sized marsupial turns out to have a fondness for the poisonous flesh of invasive cane toads, introduced into Australia in the 1930s.

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