This little Aussie critter cake has been entered in the Threatened Species Bake Off competition by the South Australian Roots & Shoots team.
The keto-friendly Tiger Quoll dessert was cooked up and decorated by Andrea Stiglingh, who is a SA Roots & Shoots volunteer and member of the National Youth Leadership Council.
The cake will be judged against an assortment of edible kangaroos, galahs, butterflies, mapgies and other delectable Aussie native wildlife sweets on Threatened Species Day on 7 September.
“The Tiger Quoll is also known as the Spotted-Tailed Quoll and is the largest marsupial carnivore still present on mainland Australia,” said Andrea.
“Adult Tiger Quolls have a home range of 500 ha and were once common across South-Eastern Mainland Australia but have become increasingly rare due to land clearance, habitat fragmentation and introduced predators Tiger Quolls,” she said.
“Interestingly, it also has the second strongest bite relative to their body size in the animal kingdom,” she said.
To view and like our little Tiger Quoll cake, please visit the Threatened Species Commissioner’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/TSCommissioner/).
Otherwise you can also view the original post at https://www.facebook.com/andrea.stiglingh/posts/10206082979191202.
Submissions with the most likes will be awarded the People’s Choice Award, with winners announced on 12 September by the Threatened Species Commissioner Dr Sally Box.
For more fun and interesting facts about Tiger Quolls, visit https://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/c550398b-7360-472a-b863-4223d8609812/files/tiger-spotted-quoll.pdf.