Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Eastern Quoll
(Dasyurus viverrinus)

The Tasmanian Eastern Quoll is not the kind of animal that someone would drape across their shoulders, just as the Tasmanian tiger (Thylacine) would never have been classed as a 'pet'. Both are/were wild animals and have many links in their species and demise.
Both are beautiful animals shrouded in mystery.

Eastern quolls once occured on mainland Australia, they are now considered extinct on the mainland. The species, fortunately, is widespread and locally common in Tasmania. It is found in a variety of habitats including rainforest, heathland, alpine areas and scrub.

for more information on the Eastern Quoll click here


Conni vom Atelier Tante Trulla said...

I´m so glad, that you found me, so I could find you. Your art and blog are very beautiful.

rachel awes said...

i love your animals, your art, your wild, & the way you wrap around all of us. xox

naomi orana said...

many thanks Conni and welcome!

Rachel - I always cherish your poetic and kind words xox

Tammie said...

I have never seen or heard of this animal. I love the spots and how you used it in your wonderful art.

mirando algo allá said...

Two things, very beautiful, Naomi
1 - Very beautiful animal
2 - Very beautiful picture
I send you a hug from afar!!!!!

Coal Valley View said...

Love it! Another awesome mix of Tassie creatures and lovely portraiture. And how amazing are the spots on the last Quoll photo - so messy and random!!

rossichka said...

I haven't heard of this animal. How weird and beautiful! As if a child's drawing has become alive!! How many mysteries there're still around us, how many miracles to discover... You live in such an interesting place, Naomi! Thank you for all the information!:-)
Such a beautiful painting - is it possible for the quolls to be domesticated, at least a little? Are they afraid of people or not?


Quelle découverte§ Ton blog est magnifique et je trouve ton style d’illustratrice, et de créatrice, très riche.




naomi orana said...

Thanks for your wonderful comments,
the quoll is pretty amazing and does look like it was 'decorated' by a child.
Rossichka, I'm not sure how 'tame' a quoll can become. They are completely wild, but orphaned babies have been hand-reared.