The genus Petrogale in the
family Macropodidae, is a group of of marsupials commonly known as rock
Rock Wallabies are no taller than half a metre, and it is their agility and
speed as they travel across seemingly sheer cliff faces that amazes many people
who are lucky to catch a glimpse of them in movement. When not moving, they blend
almost perfectly into the rocky escarpment.
Their ability to traverse rock faces is down to their powerful spring-loaded
hind legs, textured soles providing maximum traction, as well as their muscular
tails for steering and stability.
Found living in the many rocky gorges, outcrops and escarpment throughout
Australia, the caves and crevices provide them with shelter and protection from
predators like the dingo and birds of prey.