Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby
These yellow footed rock wallaby is the largest member among the groups
of rock wallabies. A male yellow footed rock wallaby can weigh up to
11 kg and can have a height of 60 to 70 cm when sitting.
Its name is derived from their ability to jump up and down on rocky
cliffs. They have thick pads on their feet’s skin which are very rough
in surface so that they don’t slip. Their tails have rings of brown and
pale yellow band and also serve as a balance when they leap from rock to
They live in caves of rocky hills. Each time these wallabies make their
“roadways”, the surface of the rocks that they pass by becomes polished
which helps scientist to locate their shelter.
These yellow footed rock wallabies were drive away by feral goats
because feral goats also live in caves while other feral cats and foxes
also catch and kill them. These wallabies have already adjusted their
bodies in drought and they can live on roots, grasses, leaves and even
on tree barks.