Marsupials

Wallaby in grass Marsupial and Monotreme Taxon Advisory Group

Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Provides evaluation of the needs for captive breeding and space availability for each species. Husbandry manuals for some species found under Resources.


Australian Marsupials (PDF | 114 KB)

Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching Ltd.

Information on housing, husbandry, management, and veterinary care of Tammar wallabies, fat-tailed dunnarts, and brushtail possums.


Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus, Captive Husbandry Guidelines (PDF | 1.0 MB)

Australasian Society of Zoo Keeping.

This manual provides information on the taxonomy, natural history, housing requirements, handling and transport, husbandry, health requirements, nutrition, behavior, breeding, and rearing of koalas in captivity.


Platypus Husbandry Manual (PDF | 361 KB)

Australasian Society of Zoo Keepers.

The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is an Australian monotreme. These guidelines contain information on taxonomy, natural history, housing, handling and transport, health, behavior, diet, husbandry, breeding, and artificial rearing.


A Guide to the Care of Bare-Nosed Wombats

Fourth Crossing Wildlife.

A manual on the care of wombats, including information on natural history, rescuing, hydration, housing, caring for young animals, and release of animals.