Endangered mouse found
Four endangered Hastings River Mice have been found at the Border Ranges National Park following this year’s annual small mammal survey.
The Hastings River Mouse is one of the rarest small mammal species in Australia and was formerly thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1969 at Warwick in Queensland.
Since then it has been found in a few other isolated populations. The Border Ranges National Park has been recognised as one of the most biologically diverse areas of Australia and surveys conducted there over the past 10 years have identified a diverse range of species, including 10 species of ground-dwelling mammals. The survey results allow National Parks and Wildlife staff to investigate the response of small mammals to fire and habitat change.