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Eastern quoll at the Devils@Cradle conservation facility, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania © WWF-Aus / Madeleine Smitham

Name an eastern quoll

The winning names are…

Bundoola and Spundula, which come from the Dharawal-Dhurga language group of the Jervis Bay region, where these two pint-sized pioneers will be relocated early next year.

The traditional Dreaming story says Bundoola controls ocean resources and Spundula is responsible for weather patterns.

Congratulations to our lucky winners!

Janelle Perrin (NSW) and Judy England (TAS) who both suggested these names, and thank you to everyone who submitted a name and voted in our online quoll poll.

Calling all quoll fans! Help name a pioneer.

 

Next year WWF-Australia and our partners will be introducing the eastern quoll back to the mainland!

 

It’s a big deal - here’s why...

These marsupials have been locally extinct everywhere except Tasmania for the last 50 years, but it’s time to bring them home.

Next year we will be working to establish the first wild, mainland eastern quoll population.

Twenty eastern quolls will be reintroduced to Booderee National Park in Jervis Bay. The national park has been cleared of introduced predators such as foxes and cats to help give the pioneering quolls a fighting chance to establish a thriving population where their ancestors once called home.

The first generation of quoll explorers were born a few months ago, but two of these pioneering quolls need names!

Submit your suggestion for your chance to officially name one of the first quolls to return to the mainland after 50 years!

We’ll be tracking the quolls once they arrive, so we can keep you updated.

 

Enter your names by 3 November, and the top submissions will be decided by a people’s choice poll, and announced on Facebook and email by mid-November.

 


This incredible project is only possible thanks to our amazing partners: Rewilding Australia, Devils at Cradle Wildlife Park, Trowunna Wildlife Park, Parks Australia, the Australian National University and the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council to breed and rewild the quolls.

 

This competition has now closed. Thanks for your quoll-ity suggestions. The winning names will be announced soon.

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