Mala survey results cause for celebration

Mala | Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Mala | Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

The mala population of the park has exceeded our expectations – we now have an estimated population of over 200!

The annual mala survey was conducted at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September 2011 where we caught  30 males and 40 females.  We were delighted to see 23 of the females had young in their pouches.

This year we caught and tagged 23 new mala and the rest were animals caught in previous surveys. Last year we estimated the population to be around 108 so it is clear the hard work of rangers and traditional owners in caring for the mala is paying off.

Patty, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

 

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