Yellow-footed rock-wallaby, Adelaide Zoo, South Australia
By Jessica Wilkinson
Published: February 20, 2016
The yellow-footed rock wallaby (which used to be known as the ring-tailed wallaby) is part of the marsupial family that includes kangaroos, wallabies, tree-kangaroos, and wallaroos. This particular type of wallaby is a little bit special due to its distinctive patterning. Its fur is light grey and its forearms, hind legs and feet range from a rich orange colour to a light yellow.
We wanted to know a little more about what makes the yellow-footed rock-wallaby special so we spoke to Adelaide Zoo’s native keeper, Kate Fielder. Kate has answered a few of our questions about the cute marsupial – like what they eat, how high they can jump and what makes them different from regular wallabies. We even learned that while their droppings look like chocolate, you really shouldn't eat them.