Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Potoroidae
Genus : Bettongia


Facts about the genus Bettongia, the bettongs

Circumstantial evidence suggests that interspecific competition from rufous bettongs is also of minimal importance. (Full text)

The relationship between Pistachio production, geese and bettongs is extremely symbiotic

Although the fur of bettongs is relatively short (backfur is approximately 30 mm), it is quite dense. (Full text)

More about burrowing bettongs: Barrow's population of burrowing bettongs is thought to be around 5000 animals. (Full text)

A photograph illustrating the release of the bettongs is available for download. (Full text)

The only hope for bettongs is Sanctuaries like the one at Western Plains Zoo or island habitats.

wildlife a future The best thing about Rufous Bettongs is that they are not extinct. (Full text)

Results are discussed in light of other studies of post-fire survival, with the conclusion that post-fire survival by northern bettongs is high, and dingo predation negligible.

The Northern Bettongs is currently listed as endangered on the ANZECC list of Endangered and Vulnerable Vertebrates.

Ongoing monitoring of bettongs is necessary to determine changes in the population.

The brush-tailed bettongs are considered at risk in the wild and remain on the endangered species list

NSW Environment Minister Bob Debus said about 100 bettongs are being taken from the wild in Western and South Australia and being flown into NSW to a painstaking timetable co-ordinated over five days and more than 3000km.

Brush-tailed Bettongs are from Australia.

When baby bettongs are born, they are only the size of a cooked grain of rice!

Bettongs are macropods, which are same family as kangaroos.

All of our joeys, including bettongs, are raised using Esbilac puppy formula.

Photo Library Bettongs are found in drier areas than those preferred by the potoroos.

Bettongs Bettongs are found in drier areas than those preferred by the potoroos.

Rufous Bettongs are one of the smaller species in the great family Macropodidae, usually called ‘macropods’, which consists of over 50 kinds of kangaroos, wallabies and rat-kangaroos, found only in Australia and New Guinea.

In addition, bettongs are able to supplement their diet with Acacia gum exudate, high in carbohydrate (14) The basal metabolism of marsupials is approximately 70% of similar sized eutherian mammals (15), although there are species (Full text)

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