Black-footed wallabies are agile creatures that are the kangaroo family's equivalent of a mountain goat. Their very long tails help them to keep their balance when jumping on cliffs and rock faces. They also have 'non-slip' soles on their feet to help them keep their grip.
Scientific name: Petrogale lateralis
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The Black-footed rock-wallaby can be found in a number of locations including: Australia. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.
The following habitats are found across the Black-footed rock-wallaby distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
Discover what these behaviours are and how different plants and animals use them.
Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Decreasing
Year assessed: 2008
Classified by: IUCN 3.1
The black-flanked rock-wallaby (Petrogale lateralis), also known as the black-footed rock-wallaby or warru, is a kind of wallaby, one of several rock-wallabies in the genus Petrogale.
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