BOUNC­ING BACK

The Australian Women's Weekly - - Monthly round-Up -

En­dan­gered banded hare­wal­la­bies are back on main­land Australia more than 100 years af­ter the last wild colony was de­stroyed by feral an­i­mals. Sixty wal­la­bies have been translo­cated from an is­land refuge to 7800 hectares in West­ern Australia’s Mt Gib­son Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary. The sole (and small) sur­vivors of an oth­er­wise ex­tinct group of megafauna, the wal­la­bies are ex­pected to breed to a main­land pop­u­la­tion of 3000 within a decade.

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