Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby
The Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby have a lovely yellow or orange colour and very distinctive ringed tail. We have 6 at Wildlife Sydney Zoo - come see them today!
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.