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Yellow-footed antechinus
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Australia's Wet Tropics
Rainforest Life
Yellow-footed Antechinus: Antechinus flavipes
    • A carnivorous marsupial
    • Have a specific change in fur colour from the slate-grey head to the warm rufous rump, belly, feet and sides
    • Prominent light eye rings
    • Tail is tipped black.
  • This animal moves very quickly, making it difficult to clearly observe. It is able to run upside down along branches and rock surfaces with as much speed as it would have if it was running along the rainforest floor.


  • Consists mostly of insects, but can include anything from flowers, nectar, small birds and house mice.
  • Prey is devoured. Victims such as birds and mice, are efficiently turned inside out and their skin is left for proof of a divine meal.

Social Behaviour:

  • Mating takes place once a year. It can take up to twelve hours, with the death of the males shortly after copulation.

Viewing Opportunities:

  • Can be seen on the pathways at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge.
  • Also seen on the perimeter walks of Lake Eacham and Lake Barrine.

Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
Lake Eacham, Atherton Tableland
Tropical North Queensland, Australia.
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