Endearing rock wallaby featured in major sculpture exhibition

The rock wallaby is one of the animals featured in one of the world’s largest public art projects now in Western Australia.

‘Wild About Babies’ is designed by artists Gillie and Marc and features 21 bronze sculptures of endangered species from across the globe.

A mother gorilla and 20 life-size baby animal sculptures will be on display in the outdoor precincts of the WA Museum Boola Bardip and Perth Cultural Centre until 3 September 2023, before moving to their permanent home at Perth Zoo.

Rock wallaby bronze | Photo credit: Gillie and Marc

The babies include a Bengal tiger, orangutan, giraffe, African elephant, white rhino, polar bear, leopard, giant panda, hippo, cheetah, Grevy’s zebra, chimpanzee, rock wallaby, arctic fox, lion, Indian elephant, Javan rhino, giant tortoise and Marsican brown bear.

All are protected by their universal mother, the great eastern lowland gorilla.

The collection allows visitors to understand the importance of the conservation, research and support needed to protect endangered species across the globe.

‘Wild About Babies’ is a joint free of charge project between the WA Museum, Arts and Culture Trust and Perth Zoo. It is sponsored by APM and supported by WWF-Australia.

A complementary immersive digital exhibition inspired by the sculptures and supported by the Minderoo Foundation, can be enjoyed each evening from sunset.

Learn about the rare Black-Flanked Rock Wallaby and a translocation program within the Western Desert here.