The bettong, a truffle-eating Australian marsupial known as the “rat kangaroo”. Photo: AFP

Australian ‘rat kangaroo’ is the size of a rabbit and lives on truffles – but now faces extinction

  • The nocturnal bettongs are at risk from feral cats, land-clearing and wildfires, which have become more frequent and fierce in Queensland due to climate change
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The bettong, a truffle-eating Australian marsupial known as the “rat kangaroo”. Photo: AFP
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