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Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby, Petrogale penicillata

Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby, Petrogale penicillata - Photography by Andrew Claridge


Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, endangered in NSW, vulnerable nationally

The Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby has a long, bushy, reddish-brown tail with thick brown fur, rufous on the rump and grey on the shoulders. It has a characteristic white cheek-stripe and a black stripe from forehead to the back of its head. It is relatively small and muscular, and fast and agile in its rocky habitat. The average weight is about 8 kg for males and 6 kg for females.

Photography by Andrew Claridge

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