Endangered wallaby shows signs of recovery


Wildlife officers say the critically endangered Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby population is showing signs of recovery in East Gippsland.

Remote cameras in the Snowy River Gorge have captured the images of five young joeys in the past year.

Department of Sustainability and Environment Biodiversity Officer, Lucy Clausen, says the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby population in the area has increased from as low as six in 2004 to over 20.

She says they’re continuing to monitor the animals and protect them from feral animals and foxes.

“The Brush-tail Rock-wallaby is a fairly cryptic species and as its name suggests exists in these rocky outcrop areas,” she said.

“There are obviously at threat by introduced predators mainly the fox but also dogs can take opportunistic advantages.”


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