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Yellow Footed Wallabies Hop in to Altina Wildlife Park

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: December 8, 2020 10:59 pm

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A yellow footed rock wallaby at Altina Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: Cale Russell/The Animal Facts

A group of yellow footed rock wallabies are the newest arrivals at Altina Wildlife Park located in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia.


Four wallabies have been living at the park for over a year in an off-display area. This morning they were made available for guests to view on one of the guided tours offered at the park.

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The new yellow footed rock wallaby enclosure at Altina Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: Cale Russell/The Animal Facts

Altina Wildlife Park acts as a breeding centre for threatened species from across the globe. Yellow footed rock wallabies are considered endangered in NSW and near threatened across their entire range.


In good news for their species Altina has already bred six joeys since the original four animals arrived at the park. Three of these have already left their mother’s pouch with the other three recently being born and currently growing in their parents pouch.

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A yellow footed rock wallaby at Altina Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: Cale Russell/The Animal Facts

The exhibit has been planned for 3 years with paperwork for the development taking 18 months followed by six months of building.

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For the first time in the parks history the full build cost of this exhibit has been covered by a single sponsor. Casella family brands, the maker of yellow tail wines, have funded the habitat to house these yellow tailed animals.


With their sponsorship the four adult wallabies have been given appropriate names. The male is known as Merlot while the three females are known as Rose, Syrah and Casella.

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A yellow footed rock wallaby at Altina Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: Cale Russell/The Animal Facts

Learn more about yellow-footed rock wallabies here – Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby | The Animal Facts


Learn more about Altina Wildlife Park on their website – Altina Wildlife Park

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