Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale penicillata) was regarded as extinct in Victoria by 1916, but was later rediscovered. Major threats still remain including predation by feral species, small population numbers, low migration and habitat degradation. Zoos SA is involved with captive breeding and cross-fostering the joeys in the pouches of surrogate mothers. Zoos SA is represented on the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Recovery Team.

Our partners include The University of Adelaide, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (ACT), Mt Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre (Victoria) and Waterfall Springs Wildlife Sanctuary (NSW).

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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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