Brush-tailed Bettongs (also known as woylies) once ranged across much of mainland South Australia before becoming restricted to three populations in south-west Western Australia in the 1970s. After an extensive feral animal baiting program, the populations increased, with many re-introductions occurring in South Australia and New South Wales. Zoos SA has been involved in captive breeding of Brush-tailed Bettongs for reintroduction and helped investigate wildlife health concerns for the species. Zoos SA is represented on the Brush-tailed Bettong State Recovery Team.

Our project partners include Department of Environment and Conservation (Western Australia), Murdoch University, Perth Zoo, and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

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Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction. Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging. We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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