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Black-Flanked Rock-wallaby

Living in very specific habitats the Moorang was once common throughout the Perth hills. Now, they are confined to a few reserves within the Perth area.

Ground Marsupials Bushland Species Conservation

Noongar Names: Moorang

Scientific Name: Petrogale lateralis

Conservation Status: Endangered

Threats: Habitat fragmentation and predation by foxes

Will they visit?: Black-Flanked Rock-wallabies have a specific habitat and will not visit a home garden

Natural Distribution: Isolated populations throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Caves within large granite outcrops

Diet: Foliage and tree bark

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Maintaining vegetation growth

ReWild Benefits

You do not need to travel to far away rocky gorges to see rock-wallabies. There is a small sub-population of black-flanked rock-wallabies not far from Perth! There are conservation efforts in place to help protect them within Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary and in the Avon Valley National Park to help protect the species.  If you see them in your travels, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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