"For many people, the term “wallaby” may describe a single species, or rather
just a small kangaroo. So you may be surprised to learn there are actually more
than 50 known species of wallaby in Australia.
The parma wallaby (Macropus parma) is one of Australia’s smallest. It’s no
larger than a house cat, with a body length up to 55 centimetres and a tail
about the same length again. It has thick, brownish-grey fur, and a defining
But this is about as much as can be said for its appearance, as even its
moustache is common to many other wallaby species, such as the yellow-footed
Here, we aim to defend the voiceless. The parma wallaby’s failure to charm with
either its looks or charisma has condemned it to obscurity by the general
public and wildlife researchers alike, potentially dooming it to extinction."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics