Bridled Nailtail Wallaby

Bridled Nailtail Wallaby

Endangered under Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992 and Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Named for the bridle-like markings across its shoulders, this photogenic little wallaby is also named for the unusual nail-like spur on the tip of its tail (the use of which is unknown).

Originally widespread and at one stage considered extinct, this herbivorous marsupial is now only found in small populations near Dingo. Rediscovered in 1973 it is now the subject of a captive breeding program and has been translocated to a nature refuge near Emerald to help re-establish them in the wild. Find out more about what they eat, where they live and why they’re special here.

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