Parantechinus apicalis

Attribute Description
WAM Reference Number: M34147
Collection: Mammalogy

Common name: Dibbler

Dibblers were presumed extinct until 1967 when a pair was discovered near Albany. Since then several other populations along the southern coast of WA and Islands have been discovered. The Dibbler is listed as Endangered and a captive breeding program has is underway at the Perth Zoo. Dibblers are nocturnal and feed mostly on insects and small vertebrates. They may also climb trees for nectar. Adults come together to breed in March and can carry up to eight joeys in her shallow pouch. Sexual maturity is reached at around 10-11 months of age.

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