See a rare brush-tailed rock-wallaby at Tidbinbilla

Video: Release of southern brushed-tailed rock-wallabies

Visitors to the Tidbinbilla nature reserve have a greater chance to spot the critically endangered southern brush-tailed rock-wallaby following the release of three more animals retired from the recovery program.

With only 100 left in the wild, Tidbinbilla is the only place you are likely to see one of these beautiful creatures.

Tidbinbilla’s involvement in endangered species conservation has spanned over two decades with the southern brush-tailed rock-wallaby recovery program their longest running project.

Over 60 per cent of the southern brush-tailed rock-wallabies in captivity are housed at Tidbinbilla. Wildlife officers have released three of these into the Sanctuary area of the reserve following their retirement from the breeding program.

Having been a part of the program for up to five years they will now spend their time within 76 acres of protected natural habitat.

Visitors can wander through the sanctuary and if they are lucky, catch a glimpse of these elusive creatures.

See the fact sheet on the brush-tailed rock-wallaby for more information.