Mount Zero-Taravale provides habitat for 410 species of native vertebrate fauna (not including fish). This is a very high number of species: few national parks outside of north Queensland can boast a fauna list of this size. It emphasises the international significance of the region within which Mount Zero-Taravale is located.
The sanctuary is a hotspot for threatened species, with over 14 threatened animals confirmed or expected to occur on the property. The property is particularly important for Sharman’s Rock-wallaby: over half of the world population occurs on Mount Zero-Taravale. Other threatened species include the Northern Bettong, the Glossy Black Cockatoo, the Masked Owl, the Red Goshawk and the Green Ringtail Possum.
The sanctuary is home to a range of arboreal mammals including one of the highest densities of Greater Gliders in Queensland. Squirrel Gliders, Sugar Gliders and Feathertail Gliders are also found on Mount Zero-Taravale. Macropods (members of the kangaroo family) include the Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Euros, Swamp Wallabies, Agile Wallabies, Whiptail Wallabies, Red-legged Pademelons and Rufous Bettongs, as well as Sharman’s Rock-wallaby and the Northern Bettongs.
Mount Zero-Taravale is also a birdwatchers paradise. The list of 241 species includes everything from birds of paradise to finches!
Click below to view the list of wildlife species at Mount Zero-Taravale:
Mammals List | Birds List | Reptiles List | Amphibians List | Threatened List