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rock wallaby

n.
Any of several small agile macropods of the genus Petrogale that live in rocky areas and have thick-soled feet and a slender tail.
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Noun1.rock wallaby - slender long-legged Australian wallabies living in caves and rocky areasrock wallaby - slender long-legged Australian wallabies living in caves and rocky areas
brush kangaroo, wallaby - any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored
genus Petrogale, Petrogale - rock wallabies
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This 'cross-fostering' initiative involved taking wild pouch young from black-footed rock wallabies and placing them with surrogate yellow-footed rock wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus) females, a fact remarked on by Anangu women involved in the project who travelled to the zoo.
Species at risk include Australia's green turtles, black-flanked rock wallabies and koalas, as well as the Adelie penguin colonies in Antarctica, the conservation group said in a report it commissioned that was published in the science journal Climatic Change.
At each place young readers expand their knowledge of Australian fauna with further creatures incidentally met, such as the rock wallabies and sulphur-crested cockatoos encountered among the rocks and the thorny devil on the hot desert sand.
But after a day with softly spoken Victor, you begin to see the food sources in the pandanuses and grasses, the fleeting glimpses of rock wallabies on the hills and agile wallabies in the woodlands, and begin to understand the rich legacy of 1,000 generations of rock painters who've recorded so much on the overhangs and cliffs.