Australian Mammal of the Year 2022: Rollicking rodents deserve your vote

By Gavin Stone
July 14 2022 - 2:00pm
Golden-backed tree-rat (Mesembriomys macrurus), also known as koorrawal, wunggangbarn or jarri.

Rats and mice can get a pretty bad rap. They're generally considered to be pests, carriers of disease, and unwelcome visitors. But while many people think of marsupials as Australia's iconic animal emblems, Australia is also home to around 60 species of native rats and mice.



Gavin Stone

Deputy editor - contributed content