What animal is this?

When you care for a native animal, such as this orphaned Red-necked Pademelon, you are responsible for all aspects of its welfare.

The first step is to accurately identify the animal in your care. (Chapter 5: Captive Management).

Tips to help you identify a native animal:

  • Use reference books or the internet to gather information.
  • Contact your local wildlife care group or wildlife hospital for advice.
  • Contact your state Wildlife Authority. (Appendix I)

Red-necked Pademelons are small nocturnal macropods that live in dense rainforests and moist eucalypt forests. Their bodies are covered in short brown and grey fur, with distinctive rufous red fur on their neck and shoulders. Chin, throat, chest and underparts are creamy white. Tail is short and thick with grey fur.