National Zoo & Aquarium

Brush-tailed bettongs build a small nest from sticks and leaves, under a bush or at the base of a tree, for shelter and protection. They were once found throughout southern parts of Western Australia, South Australia and western New South Wales. Today, they have been

confined to south Western Australia and small areas of South Australia where they have been reintroduced. The lifespan of a brush-tailed bettong in the wild is 4-6 years.




The National Zoo and Aquarium is home to 5 brush-tailed bettong.

Brush-tailed Bettong
DISTRUBUTION South West Western Australia
WEIGHT 1.2kg
CONSERVATION STATUS Critically endangered
Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

We are open every day except Christmas day 9.30am until 5.00pm

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