Super-cute: This bettong is being fed four times a day to help him grow up big and strong
This hungry little bettong is being fed four times a day to help him grow up big and strong.
The baby marsupial is currently being cared for at Wild Action Zoo in Victoria, Australia.
And while he may be pint-sized now, when he is grown up he will be the largest of his species, commonly called the rat-kangaroo.
Named Rufous, he is one of many young native animals being cared for at the private zoo.
Run by Chris Humfrey, the zoo works hard to educate people about rare Australian animals and the team visits schools, workplaces and other venues.
Young Rufous will one day help to introduce his species to many other Australians.
Pint-sized: The baby marsupial is currently being cared for at Wild Action Zoo in Victoria
In the wild, Bettongs are now usually only found in the eastern half of Tasmania after they became extinct on the mainland at the start of the 20th century.
Their diet includes seeds, roots, bulbs, insects and underground fungi. Predators include masked owls, eastern quolls, feral cats and dogs.
They prefer dry open eucalypt forests and grassy woodlands. It is nocturnal, spending the hours of daylight in a domed, camouflaged nest of grass.