Matthew and a Black-Footed Rock Wallaby share a moment.
The mammals of central Australia have suffered a severe paroxysm of extinctions. Fortunately the cute little black-footed rock wallaby (Petrogale lateralis) is still with us. These photos were taken at Heavitree Gap, at the south end of the town of Alice Springs. Here the wallabies are habituated to people and if you are there at dawn or sunset you can hand feed wild wallabies.