Animal Age

How old does a Northern quoll get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Northern quoll reaches?

An adult Northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) usually gets as old as 2.83 years.

When born, they weight 96 grams (0.21 lbs) and measure 10 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Dasyurus), a Northern quoll caries out around 6 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 1 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 21.4 cm (0′ 9″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Northern quoll gets as old as 2.83 years

The northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), also known as the northern native cat, the North Australian native cat, the satanellus or the njanmak (in the indigenous Mayali language, djabo” in Kunwinjku in is a carnivorous marsupial native to Australia. Kunwinjku people of Western Arnhem Land regard djabo as “good tucker”. The hair is singed, the gut is removed (but not the heart or liver) and the cavity packed with bush herbs. It is roasted on hot rocks in a hole.

Animals of the same family as a Northern quoll

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Dasyuridae):

Animals that reach the same age as Northern quoll

With an average age of 2.83 years, Northern quoll are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Northern quoll

The same number of babies at once (6) are born by:

Weighting as much as Northern quoll

A fully grown Northern quoll reaches around 477 grams (1.05 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Northern quoll

Those animals grow as big as a Northern quoll: