Mammals of Tasmania
Like most of Australia's mammals, the Tasmanian mammal fauna comprises many marsupials, or pouched mammals. Marsupials are remarkable for their method of reproduction, such as the production of very tiny young which complete their development in a pouch.
Tasmania has several unique mammals found nowhere else in the world. Some, like the Tasmanian devil
, and Tasmanian tiger
are well-known. Others, such as the eastern quoll
, long-tailed mouse
are less well-known, but equally fascinating.