Black-footed Rock Wallaby
The genus Petrogale in the family Macropodidae, is a group of of
marsupials commonly known as rock wallabies.
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 motion. 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.