We are home to two male long-nosed potoroos – Ronnie and Reggie. You can spot the pair in an exhibit over near our penguin pool.
Native to Tasmania and the south-eastern Australian coast, potoroos live in a variety of habitats including coastal woodlands and rainforests. They tend to be found in areas with thick ground or vegetation, which they use for shelter.
These omnivorous mammals primarily eat fungi, fruit, seeds as well as arthropods such as centipedes.
Classified as Near Threatened, the population of long-nosed potoroos is thought to be around 75,000 mature individuals. However their population is continuing to decrease due to habitat loss, logging and bushfires.