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Rockmelon the Pademelon

Is it a wallaby? Is it a kangaroo? Well no it is in fact a little Red-legged Pademelon! Meet Rockmelon our oldest pademelon!

Pademelon

There are currently five red-legged pademelons at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and at eight years old, Rockmelon is the oldest. The group consists of two mothers and daughters and an aunt, with both youngsters born here at the Zoo.

Rockmelon can be shy and sometimes hard to spot, but she can often be witnessed cuddling and grooming with the other pademelons just inches from the viewing area.

Key Facts:

  • Born 4 March 2003
  • Loves to steal Princess's food, especially corn


The little red-legged pademelon is closely related to wallabies and kangaroos, and is one of the smallest of the macropod family. They are shy animals, often hard to spot hidden amongst the ground cover of the rainforest.

Pademelons are usually found alone, but they gather together when they are feeding, foraging on leaves, berries, grasses and fruit.

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