I dont normally post pictures of captive animals - in fact I dont really take many pictures of captive animals - but this is an exception due to the extreme Quollity of this animal!
This is a Tiger Quoll, or Spotted-tailed Quoll - Dasyurus maculates - which is a cat sized marsupial predator. In my part of Australia this species has suffered a huge decline in range and abundance since European settlement - although there have been some encouraging sightings of the species in recent years. This animal is one of a (very) small group breeding group held at Serendip Sanctuary, about an hour from my house.
This Quoll (pronounced to rhyme with doll) was having a bit of laze about it what may be the last warm sun for a while. Once I managed to find a way to shoot pictures through the leaves I was please to see the quoll open its eyes and have a bit of a look around.
What a Quollity animal!
You can can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday, although I doubt you find too many other quoll posts! SM