Meet The Dibblers

Before I saw this on ZooBorns, I thought that perhaps “Quokka” was the funniest animal name. But that was before..

The Dibbler.

Or, in the case of this first photo, a Stack O’ Dibblers. ZB says The Dibbler is “an endangered carnivorous marsupial.”

The Perth Zoo bred some Dibblers and then “released them to a fenced area at Whiteman Park, giving them a chance to establish in the absence of foxes and cats, which have likely contributed to their decline in the wild.”




  1. Dainty + Nibbler = Dibbler

    mmm, mealworms…

  2. I recall in the gardening world, a ‘dibbler’ is the device you use to dig holes to plant seeds & bulbs – maybe it’s Olde English for “digger”?

  3. That’s some fast nomming in the video. I could almost hear the lip smacking…
    And I wonder how the bottom dibbler in the top is able to eat–looks like it could be hard to even breathe at the bottom of a dibbler stack!

  4. Why are all the cute critters in Australia?

  5. Sharon Wilson says:

    It’s a shrew with sqwerl eyes!

  6. Gigi_the cat lady says:

    There is a character in the Diskworld books called Claude Maximillian Overton Transpire Dibbler

  7. Gigi, that is what I thought, as well!

  8. You mean Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler?

  9. Gigi_the cat lady says:

    @ RosieLB Yes that’s him.

  10. I just got a desire to have a cute pointy nose so I can put it inside acorns. Question re first picture: is that how you get more baby Dibblers? Looks complicated!

  11. Blue Footed Booby says:

    So, uh, why are they stacked? Convenient storage? Modern art?

  12. Nestlng dibblers?

  13. So do these guys eat cricket-onna-stick, hay-inna-bun or what?