Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolour) needs protection


If you’re lucky you may catch a glimpse of a Swamp Wallaby on Tambo Bluff.

These beautiful creatures are small and dark with rusty-orange-cream belly and dark brown-grey back.

It’s preferential browsing habit on shrubs and trees is reflected in its tooth structure. It also consumes a wide range of vegetation such as grasses, sedges, rushes and ferns, emerging at night to feed.

It differs in gait from other wallabies, carrying its head low and tail straight out, an adaption that allows it to move through dense undergrowth with relative ease.

On Tambo Bluff as in other areas it is severely threatened through habitat loss, roadkill and predation and disturbance by uncontrolled dogs.

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