Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park is home to rare colonies of yellow-footed rock wallabies, seen at dusk or dawn around Brachina and Wilkawillina gorges. Their thick fur, grey faces and backs, and light brown limbs make them one of the most attractive members of the macropod family. Their numbers dwindled precariously after colonisation, but now programs targeting feral-animal control are helping to rebuild the population. On the open plains country, mobs of euros and the taller red kangaroos graze in the cool of the late afternoon or early morning. There are over 50 reptile species, including the large central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps), which varies in colour from dull brown to brilliant red depending on its habitat. The birdlife includes beady-eyed birds of prey, boisterous galahs and corellas, and the endemic short-tailed grasswren.

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