Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby
They may look like their larger cousins, the kangaroo, but
Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies are in a class of their own. Standing
an average of just a metre tall, their lovely orange or yellow
colour and distinctive ringed tail means they look right at home
leaping nimbly around the rocks of Wallaby Cliffs.
Here at WILD LIFE Sydney, we have 6 very cheeky wallabies who
share their home with Sherman the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat. Our
wallabies are fed grass pellets designed specifically for kangaroos
and wallabies, as well as fresh branches and leaves, which are
really good for their teeth and gums.
When the keepers need to clean, Sherman, the wombat, goes into a
holding pen, and as a reward gets fed a treat of a cob of corn or a
chunk of sweet potato… which the wallabies think looks delicious!
Every day, the wallabies try to steal Sherman's food, and although
he attempts to remind them of the correct pecking order, they are
back to their thieving ways the next day!
The wallabies can be found amongst the rocks and cliffs of their
home, often picking the sunny spots to relax in. Occassionally, a
wallaby or two are spotted with Sherman in his burrow... but that
generally ends in a chase when Shermy opens his eyes.
In the wild, the Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby is listed as
vulnerable to extinction due to habitat loss, predation and
competition by introduced species.
Come and see the wallabies at WILD LIFE Sydney and learn more
about these beautiful animals.
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