Bridled Nail-Tailed Wallaby

Australia's Endangered Animal

Description

The Bridled Nail- Tailed Wallaby is a very interesting mammal. This interesting animal gets its name from the white fur line that runs down its neck. It also has a nail type thing that comes out of its tail. The male of this animal can weigh up to 282 pounds and the female weighs about 176 pounds. The wallaby is a shy solitary creature that is mostly active at night. This creature lives in nests usually located near bushes.

Food Chain

The Bridled Nail- Tailed Wallaby does not eat much. They eat grass and forbs, but during dry times they feed on Sandalwood. The Wallaby is obviously a herbivore and is prey. Its most common predators are the fox and the dingo. The nail- tailed Wallaby finds most of its food in the lowlands.

Habitat

Critical Info

The Bridled Nail- Tailed Wallaby lives in semi- arid areas on grass plains or woodlands. They have put up different conservation areas throughout eastern Australia to preserve this wallaby. This will increase the Bridled Nail- Tailed Wallaby's survival chances.
Bridled Nail tailed Wallaby

Reasons For Endangerment

The increased population of Dingoes and Foxes have decreased the population of the wallaby. Also the human threat of destroying the wallaby's habitat has descended the wallaby closer to endangerment.

Adaptation

What Can You Do To Help

You can help save the wallaby from extinction by funding money to research programs. These wildlife conservations help the wallaby survive.

Works Cited

1. McKnight, M. 2008. Onychogalea fraenata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 April 2013.

2. Watts, D. (Photographer). Bridled nailtail wallaby [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.arkive.org/bridled-nailtail-wallaby/onychogalea-fraenata/

3. Macdonald, D. (2001) The New Encyclopedia of Mammals. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

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  • Kennedy, M. (1992) Australian Marsupials and Monotremes, An Action Plan for their Conservation. IUCN, Gland.

5. KLEIN , J.L., and M.L. Hubert. Bridled nailtail wallaby with joey. N.d. Photograph. n.p. Web. 22 Apr 2013.

6.Watts, Dave. Bridled nailtail wallaby male licking paws. N.d. Photograph. n.p. Web. 22 Apr 2013.Watts, Dave.

7.Watts, Dave. Bridled nailtail wallaby grazing. N.d. Photograph. n.p. Web. 22 Apr 2013.

8. Watts, Dave. Bridled nailtail wallaby group foraging. N.d. Photograph. n.p. Web. 22 Apr 2013.

9.Watts, Dave. Bridled nailtail wallaby. N.d. Photograph. n.p. Web. 22 Apr 2013.

10.German, Pavel. Bridled nailtail wallaby. N.d. Photograph. n.p. Web. 22 Apr 2013.