New Delhi: As per a report, an iconic Australian wallaby species has been rescued from the brink of extinction.
A researcher claimed that the black-flanked rock wallaby was thought to be extinct for decades until a group of rock climbers in Western Australia spotted a pair of the marsupials with their young in 2015.
The sighting of the wallabies prompted an immediate response by conservationists to save the species.
With funding from the World Wildlife Foundation, Australian scientists were able to breed 23 wallabies and release them back into WA's Kalbarri National Park.
Anthony Desmond, the nature conservation leader at the Department of Parks and Wildlife, said the animals appeared to have assimilated well into their new habitats with all but one surviving.
"So to have 22 animals that we suspect are still alive -- and we definitely know 10 of them are still alive -- that's a good outcome after this time period," Desmond said.
(With IANS inputs)