I think that the little-known purple-necked rock-wallaby is a really cute marsupial, so I thought that I would write about them today.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- Purple-necked rock-wallabies were first identified in 1924, but they weren’t classified as a separate species until 2001, so they are a very new species.
- The purple colouring comes from a gland on their neck. The purple washes off in the rain.
- They live in remote central Queensland in Australia.
- They live in small colonies of about 20 animals.
- Whilst they aren’t considered under threat of extinction, they do suffer from competition with introduced species, especially feral goats.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about Purple-Necked Rock-Wallabies?