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southern

brush-tailed

rock-

wallaby

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.