The coat of eastern bettong is brown-grey on the top and has white bellies. They have a tail that is as long as their body and generally with a white tip. Their hind limbs are ideal for hopping, but they walk on all four limbs when moving slowly.
This animal is an epicure as they include truffles in their menu. They can travel up to 1.5km (0.93 miles) to their feeding ground, which is a considerable distance for such a small creature. The main threat to them is due to the introduced red fox who prey on them, and increased competition due to introduced rabbits and other herbivores.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No