Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies

Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby habitatPhoto: Ryan Collins

Australia is home to some extraordinary wildlife and the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby is no exception. These unique and beautiful acrobats of the marsupial world leap and bound their way around rocky outcrops and cliff ledges in rugged and steep country on the east coast of Australia.

Rock-wallabies aren’t found anywhere else on Earth. There are 16 species of Rock-wallaby and they form the largest group of macropods, marsupials with large hind limbs, in Australia.

Two Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies greetingPhoto: Hugh McGregor

Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby

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What you can do!

An important aspect of Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby recovery is the active involvement of local landholders and the community overall. See what you can do!


Did you know?

Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies live in areas where they can thermo-regulate (control) their temperatures by basking in the sunshine when the weather is cool or moving into caves or shady canopy to avoid the heat of the day.