This mother and joey were captured on one of Council's monitoring cameras, with 5 minutes of action condensed into 23 seconds. Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies are endangered in NSW as their population has declined significantly, historically due to hunting for bounty and fur, and now due to competition with feral herbivores such as goats and rabbits, predation by foxes and wild dogs, and habitat loss. Council's monitoring is helping gather important data on how to help protect this beautiful species.
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You never know what's around at night time, but wildlife camera's help to capture all kinds of wildlife that wander through.
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Fox's (Vulpes vulpes) were introduced into Australia in the 1870's and quickly spread. As they're nocturnal, they prey on many small to medium sized native animals and are implicated in the extinction of several birds and small mammals, and continue to suppress populations of rock wallabies, bettongs and potaroos. As such, predation by the European Fox is listed as a Key Threatening Process by the NSW Scientific Committee.
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Feral cats (Felis catus) are a major threat to our biodiversity and like foxes, are responsible for the extinction of several native species. They are a pest animal because they can breed in any season, can survive on limited water, kill and eat a variety of native species, and are exceptional hunters. As they are largely nocturnal, the native species most at risk of predation are also nocturnal. Because their continuing impact on biodiversity, predation by feral cats is a Key Threatening Process.