Endangered Animals

Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby

Petrogale xanthopus Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby

Animal Class:
Mammals

Diet:
Herbivore

Status in the Wild:
Vulnerable

Cozy Carrier

Gestation for Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies is one month, after which time the peanut-sized joey climbs through its mother’s fur and into her pouch, where it will stay for the next eight months.
 

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Once hunted for their fur, Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies, are now more threatened by competition with introduced herbivores like rabbits, sheep and goats, as well as predation by introduced foxes.

You can see Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies in the Australia exhibit.

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