Rare wallabies spotted in Western Australia national park for first time in 20 years

Rare black-flanked rock wallabies have been spotted in Kalbarri National Park, 580km north of Perth for the first time in 20 years. While feral cats and foxes preyed on the wallaby, the main culprit in its disappearance from Kalbarri was thought to be the feral goat. The Department of Parks and Wildlife has undertaken aerial goat culling in the park since 2006, and has controlled goats to the extent that wallaby numbers will now be able to build up again.

The Guardian

Last updated on 24 September 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Australia
Region: 
Oceania
Threats: 
Invasive Species
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals