Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus, Potoridae: Potoroos & Betongs) Tidbinbilla NR, Canberra, Australia
The Long nosed Potoroo is endemic to coastal southeastern Australia and more widely in Tasmania. Vulnerable to predation by animals such as the introduced Fox it survives in the wild by living in dense scrub and heathland. As a result it is very hard to see in wild. A population is maintained in a predator proof enclosure at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve near Canberra (tidbinbilla.act.gov.au/). Here, in more open surroundings, they are easier to see. While more active active at night, a cool drizzly day seemed to be enjoyed by this individual as it went about foraging for food, such as fungi, on the forest floor.