Kowari

  

The Kowari (Dasyuroides byrnei) is a pugnacious carnivorous mammal, renowned for its feisty personality and oversized appetite. During nightly forays Kowaris can cover up to 1.7 km, eating whatever prey or small carrion they catch or find. Kowaris use deep shelter burrow for several nights but may have multiple burrow sites within their home range which may be up to 25km square. Burrows of breeding females may have multiple entrances with numerous side chambers, possibly to safely accommodate her dependent young. During cool months Kowaris may bask and sand bathe at the burrow entrance in the sun-warmed sand. 

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