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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