PHOTOGRAPHED BY CYNTHIA FARR
The brush-tailed rock wallaby is a marsupial common in Queensland and New South Wales. The population in Victoria is dangerously close to becoming extinct. The decline of this species is due to many things including inbreeding, lack of predator control and loss of habitat. It is difficult to reintroduce these animals to the wild due to the changes made to their preferred habitat. Brush-tailed rock wallabies are nocturnal animals but they appear to enjoy the sunshine when the weather is cool.
Brush-tailed rock wallabies enjoy dwelling in areas where there a plenty of rocks and caves. Although the main population of this marsupial is located on the continent of Australia, there are populations in Hawaii that have been introduced there in a conservation effort. Brush-tailed rock wallabies are very sensitive about their environment and do not like to be disturbed by humans, in the wild they are not friendly. Colonies are present, within each colony there is a dominant presence at the top of the hierarchy.