Although several kuka irititja species have been targeted for conservation, foremost among these was the black-footed Rock Wallaby
(Petrogale lateris), known as warn in Pitjantjatjara (often spelt warm).
Annette Rypalski, Manager, Mt Rothwell/Southern Brush-tail Rock Wallaby
Captive Sub-group Recovery Team: Saving the shadow--Southern Brush-tail Rock Wallaby
The yellow-footed rock wallaby
is a far more recent inhabitant of the area, and their numbers are rebounding, following a decline due to habitat destruction and poaching the cute little marsupials are known to congregate, carefully examining every rock and outcrop without success until, suddenly, in the corner of my vision, I see movement.
| A rare sighting: A yellow footed rock wallaby
| The Ochre Cliffs, in Australia's Flinders Ranges | Emus take their time crossing the road | The colourful backdrop of Bunyeroo Valley Lookout NEED TO KNOW | NICK MCAVANEY was a guest of Aussie specialists, Flight Centre (flightcentre.co.uk; 0800 188 4593) who offer flights with Emirates from London Gatwick to Adelaide from PS736 per person.
Take Yellow Tail, with its cutesy rock wallaby
adorning a colourful label: this under-US$10 brand was the best-selling imported wine countrywide in 2011, and according to the New York Times, it's the second most popular table wine in America after California-based Barefoot wines.
As well as large Antilopine Kangaroos (Macropus antilopinus), the surrounding rock country was home to the Black Wallaroo (Macropus bernadus), the Short-eared Rock Wallaby
(Petrogale brachyotis), and the Nabarlek (Peradorcus concinna).
Species include the brush tailed rock wallaby
, yellow footed rock wallaby
, bridled nail-tailed wallaby, re-necked pademelon and the parma wallaby
Now they've found the rare purple rock wallaby
gives off a dye from its skin which stains the fur but can be washed off by rain.
In the late 1840s, the yellow-footed rock wallaby
(YFRW) (Petrogale xanthopus xanthopus) was first noted by European naturalist Frederick Strange in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia, near what is now Aroona Dam (Copley 1983).