This wallaby is incredibly endangered in Victoria and could easily be wiped out, so Mt Rothwell has an insurance population.
There are currently 50 in the wild and possibly 40-50 in captivity, which also means a severe lack of genetic diversity. Founders of our population were therefore selected for their genetic diversity and through a hands-off approach, are establishing a healthy, self-sustaining colony.
Our colony consists of 25 founding unrelated animals which currently are estimated to have increased to 60, 3 years after the release.
The species is monitored by a Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Recovery Team.