We met one of the cutest inhabitants of the desert today! These hopping marsupials are so fun! Let’s learn more about the Brush-tailed rock wallaby!
Location: Great Victorian Desert
Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby Fun Facts:
- Brush-tailed Rock Wallabies have rough padded feet to help them get around the rocky terrain.
- They live in groups where each animal has their own territory. One male’s territory overlaps several female’s territory.
- Brush-tailed rock wallabies are crepuscular (active at dawn & dusk).
- Those long tails help them balance on the rocky habitats.
- They find shelter in caves or rocky crevices.
Rock wallaby’s are just the cutest! They are threatened due to habitat lose and the introduction of the non-native red fox. Ecosystems are very delicate and invasive species can quickly destroy it.