Two Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies who flew into Canberra from across the border earlier this year have now completed their stay in mandatory quarantine.
Aladdin and Chez arrived in the Territory from New South Wales in March, to take up residence out at the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and join a breeding program for the species.
Before being able to join the program, just like humans travelling overseas, they each had to spend time in a quarantine facility to ensure foreign pests and diseases don’t find their way into the local environment.
Following recent vet checks, doctors have given the pair the ‘all clear’ to join the breeding group and begin their search for love.
The Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby is listed as a threatened species across Australia.