Tasmanian Bettongpotoroo is significantly shorter.
The bettong prefers dry open eucalypt forests and grassy woodlands. It is nocturnal, spending the hours of daylight in a domed, camouflaged nest of grass. The bettong collects suitable nesting material and carries it back to the nest site in its prehensile tail, which it curls downward around the bundle. In comparison to the potoroo which does not venture far when feeding, the bettong may travel up to 1.5 km from the nest to a feeding area; quite a journey for an animal this size!
potoroo, underground fungi are a favourite item on the menu. Predators include masked owls, eastern quolls, feral cats and dogs.
Pouch life is about 3.5 months and weaning occurs at 5-6 months. Sexually maturity is reached at about 12 months of age. Longevity in the wild is 3-5 years
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