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.
Here at WILD LIFE Sydney we have two pademelons - Rockmelon and
Watermelon - who share their home with Princess the Cassowary. Our
Pademelons are actually mother and daughter, with the younger one
born right here in the Daintree Rainforest enclosure!
Pademelons are usually found alone, but they gather together
when they are feeding, foraging on leaves, berries, grasses and
Watermelon and Rockmelon are very close and can often be
witnessed cuddling and grooming each other just inches from the
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