5 Interesting Facts About Bridled Nail-Tail Wallabies

Bridled Nail-Tail Wallaby

This is a bridled nail-tail wallaby hopping around

Today I want to write about an animal that has a very cute face, the bridled nail-tail wallaby.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These cute little wallabies grow up to over a metre long, including their very long tail, with the males much bigger than the females.
  2. They get their name from a bony nail like projection on the end of their tail.
  3. Bridled nail-tail wallabies are nocturnal, hiding under shrubs and in hollow logs during the day and coming out to eat grass and leaves at night.
  4. The joeys are tiny when they are born and their ears and eyes are closed. They crawl into the pouch where they stay for the first 4 months of their lives.
  5. They were once very common throughout eastern Australia, but due to habitat loss, shooting and introduced predators were almost wiped out.  In fact it was thought that they were extinct for about 30 years until a farmer in central Queensland found some in 1973.  They are still considered endangered with only about 1,000 left in the wild.

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 bridled nail-tail wallabies?

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