Mammals

eastern grey kangaroo Mammals recorded in the Sanctuary

The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounding Nature Conservation Reserves are home to great mammal diversity. Most mammals are nocturnal, so the best time to visit us is on one of our schedule ‘Twilight Tours’. During the day, we often come across Eastern Grey Kangaroos and Echidna. Our vision to construct a predator proof fence will enable future introductions of locally extinct species.

Monotremes

  • Echidna, Tachyglossus aucleatus
  • Platypus, Ornithorhtncus anatinus

Marsupials

  • Agile Antechinus, Antechinus sp.
  • Brush-tailed Possum, Trichosurus vulpecular
  • Ring-tailed Possum, Pseudocheirus peregrinus
  • Sugar Glider, Petaurus breviceps
  • Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Macropus gigantus

Placentals

  • White-striped Freetail Bat, Nyctinomus australis
  • Lesser Long-eared Bat, Nyctophilus geoffroyi
  • Common Bent-winged Bat, Miniopterus schreibersii
  • Gould's Wattled Bat, Chalinolobus gouldii
  • Chocolate Wattle Bat, Chanlinolobus morio
  • Large Forest Bat, Vepadelus darlingtoni
  • Southern Forest Bat, Vespadelus regulus
  • Little Forest Bat, Vespadelus vulturnus
  • Inland Broad-nosed Bat, Scotorepens balstoni
  • Yellow-bellied Sheathtail Bat, Saccolaimus flaviventris
  • Large-footed Myotis, Myotis adversus
  • Eastern Freetail Bat, Mormopterus sp. (short penis)
  • Grey-headed Flying-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus

Rodents

  • Water Rat, Hydromys chrysogaster
  • Bush Rat, Rattus fuscipes
  • Swamp Rat, Rattus lutreolus