New to the Australian Outback at the Zoo are nine female Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies who moved to Sacramento from the San Diego Zoo. When visiting the exhibit be sure to be as quiet as possible while they acclimate to the exhibit and get to know the Red Kangaroos and Emus that share the yard. If you cannot spot them at first, be sure to look around the rocky outcrops that were created especially for them.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies are medium-sized and generally measure 19-32 inches long, plus a 16-28 inch tail, and females weigh 5-15 pounds. They inhabit rocky cliffs and hillsides in the Australian states of New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia, where they rest in caves and rock crevices during the day in the heat, occasionally emerging to sunbathe. They are classified endangered because they live in a limited habitat range that continues to decrease in size.
|Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby|
|Wallaby jumping from a rock|