The two dusky pademelons
- a rare breed of wallaby from Indonesia - will make their public debut in the UK, after arriving from Plzen Zoo, in the Czech Republic.
It is surrounded by a predator-barrier fence and contains a variety of mammals including the eastern barred bandicoot, southern brown bandicoot Isoodon obesulus, long-nosed potoroo Potorous tridactylus, rufous bettong Aepyprymnus rufescens, Tasmanian pademelon
, eastern grey kangaroo, swamp wallaby Wallabia bicolor, common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula and eastern quoll Dasyurus viverrinus.
Watching her stomach bloat as she rips into the pademelon
, it's difficult to imagine that such a healthy-looking animal could end up like the disfigured devils found elsewhere.
Along the way, Mittelbach, Crewdson, and company commune with wildlife experts and revel in Tasmania's rich ecological diversity, including such unfamiliar animals as the potoroo, the pademelon
, and the quoll.
Species include the brush tailed rock wallaby, yellow footed rock wallaby, bridled nail-tailed wallaby, re-necked pademelon
and the parma wallaby
2 -- color) This pademelon
, a native of New Guinea, is a relative of the kangaroo.
8 1 Thylogale billardierii pademelon
1 3 1 Trichosurus vulpecula brushtail possum 5 4.