Where's woylie?

Fleming, Katherine
March 2007
Bulletin with Newsweek;3/13/2007, Vol. 125 Issue 6560, p26
The article presents information on the killing of the woylie, a small kangaroo-like marsupial also called the brush-tailed bettong, by an unknown killer in Western Australia. Investigators are hoping to identify the culprit soon. The killer has caused a dramatic decline of between 75% and 90% in key indigenous populations. Adrian Wayne, a scientist, says that the huge losses are compelling evidence that the woylie would qualify for an upgrade in its conservation status.


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