Brush-tailed Bettong

/Brush-tailed Bettong

Brush-tailed bettongs are very closely related to kangaroos and wallabies. They are also known as woylies. They are a small marsupial, only being 30-25cm long, appearing like large rats as their tails are mostly bare. Their fur is brownish grey and paler on their undersides.

These bettongs are nocturnal, and usual because of their high fungi diet. Interestingly, they don’t drink water. They also have the ability to curl their tails back to hold things like sticks and grass for bedding material.