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Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby

About Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby

Rock wallabies are smaller and more agile than kangaroos. They have soft, nonslip pads on the bottom of their feet, which are helpful because they live in very rocky places. They can climb vertical cliffs, and jump across crevices up to 13 feet (4m) wide. Its long, thin tail is used for balance.

Rock wallabies eat during dawn and dusk when the temperature is cooler. They will occasionally lay in the warm sun during the day, otherwise they hide in the rocks. At night they sleep in small caves that are found throughout their rocky habitat.

The Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby is highly endangered. Until recently this animal was often hunted for its fur. It is brightly colored with a striped tail, gray body and “yellow” feet.