All profits from K9 Workwear go directly to Tiger Quoll research which is the driving force behind K9 Workwear.
Here's how it works...
Uda is a 4 year old Border Collie trained to find scats of the endangered Tiger Quoll.
Uda and his handler Luke are on a mission to find as many scats as possible help researchers understand more about
the Tiger Quoll and their environment.
Scat contains a lot of information including DNA, Diet, health, distribution, relationship to other individuals.
Its kind of like doing of a census for Tiger Quolls. And the great part about Tiger Quolls is they use latrine sites meaning they all go to the toilet in the same location creating something like a notice board for all Tiger Quolls in that location.
As the apex predator the Tiger Quoll plays an important part in the overall ecosystem. Once common in the Otways the Tiger Quoll has come under pressure competing with introduced pest species (foxes & cats) and loss of habitat. With a home range of up to 500 hectares it can be a bit like searching for a needle in a haystack. To increase their probability of finding evidence Uda requires more time in the field. One of the tough things for endangered animal research is limited funding required for long term research.