The unusual common name, pademelon, is of Aboriginal derivation. It is also sometimes referred to as the rufous wallaby.
The species is abundant and widespread throughout the state of Tasmania. It is commonly seen around many of the state's national parks.
thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) diet and are now important in the diet of Tasmanian devils, spotted-tailed quolls and wedge-tailed eagles.
Pademelons can damage crops and pastures in many parts of Tasmania, and as a result come into conflict with landholders. Find out more about living with pademelons.
Contact: Wildlife Management BranchWildlife Management Branch
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
134 Macquarie Street GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6233 6556
Fax: 03 6233 3477
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