Footage taken by the BBC in the Oxley Wild River NP. Although it includes BTRW response to a wedge-tailed eagle (a potential native predator), the BTRW response would be the same if it was a fox in the colony and foxes are the most significant predator they face in our part of the world.
Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies were once abundant throughout eastern Australia, but are now endangered, their southern populations confined to small, isolated pockets of habitat. The remnant population in Kangaroo Valley is the southernmost population in NSW. The colonies still survive due to the hard work of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Inc.
Did you know...?
- NPWS have identified Kangaroo Valley as a priority site for the protection of the species under the Saving Our Species program
- Predation is the primary threat against Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies, particularly from introduced predators such as foxes
- The majority of the Kangaroo Valley Rock-wallaby colonies live on private property so community support is vital for the population’s recovery
The Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby is a not-for-profit group dedicated to conserving this iconic species. We are working towards a future where Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies thrive in the wild in a biodiverse Australia.