Charles Darwin described the Long-nosed potoroo as “an animal, as big as a rabbit, but with the figure of a kangaroo”.
Belonging to an ancient branch in the evolution of kangaroos, potoroos have undergone little changes during 10 million years, becoming a living fossil
There are estimated to be only 49 remaining Gilbert's potoroos in there native WA. These creatures are classed as critically endangered and are one of the worlds most endangered mammals.
The length of a Long-nosed potoroo’s nose depends on locality. As a general rule, the further south the individual lives, the longer its nose is.