Zoologist Chris Humfrey doesn't recommend keeping tiger quolls as pets.
Despite their size, the small carnivores' aggressive nature means they're inclined to attack whatever crosses their path.
Mr Humfrey breeds the species, the lesser-known cousin of the Tasmanian tiger. He said quoll numbers had dwindled due to habitat destruction, poisoning and foxes and cats attacking their offspring and spreading diseases.
Mr Humphrey is hand-rearing two of the 17 baby quolls, named Quincy and Queenie.Chris runs www.wildaction.com.au - a wildlife education business.