Diprotodontia

Phascolarctidae Owen, 1839

Taxon Date Location Notes
Koala
Phascolarctos cinereus (Goldfuss, 1817)
Sep 2013Edinburghwww.edinburghzoo.org.uk: Keepers are excited to announce that the UK’s first ever koala joey has been born at Edinburgh Zoo. Males were acquired in 2006 (1.0 from Duisburg and 1.0 from Lisbon), but the first female did not arrive at the zoo until 2013 (0.1 from Duisburg).


Vombatidae Burnett, 1830

Taxon Date Location Notes
Common Wombat
Vombatus ursinus (Shaw, 1800)
1858*†
May 1930
London1
Whipsnade2
[1] Flower (1929) p370 as V. tasmaniensis: One born in the Gardens in 1858.
[2] Huxley (1981) p45: The first birth to be recorded occurred in May 1930 [before the park had opened to the public] - a wombat.


Phalangeridae Thomas, 1888

Phalangerinae Thomas, 1888

Taxon Date Location Notes
Ground Cuscus
Phalanger gymnotis Peters and Doria, 1875
1983E Blackpool International Zoo Yearbook, Vol. 24/25 (1986), p506.
Common Brush-tailed Possum
Trichosurus vulpecula (Kerr, 1792)
1857E London Flower (1929) p366: At least forty-eight born in the Gardens, 1857-1924: born in every month of the year.


Petauridae Bonaparte, 1838

Taxon Date Location Notes
Striped Possum
Dactylopsila trivirgata Gray, 1858
1999 London Zoological Society of London Annual Report 1999: Part 2, p20: Another notable breeding was a 'world first' striped possum.
Leadbeater's Possum
Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy, 1867
1989 London Zoological Society of London Annual Report 1989-1990, p8: London was the first zoo outside Australia to breed the ... Leadbeater's Possum.
Zoo Federation News, No. 56, Spring 1990 under Breeding & Husbandry Awards for 1989: First Captive Breeding in the U. K. Progeny reared to independence naturally. Seven were born.
Sugar Glider
Petaurus breviceps Waterhouse, 1839
1860E London Flower (1929) p366: Sixteen born in the Gardens 1860-1899.
New Guinea Sugar Glider
Petaurus breviceps papuanus Thomas, 1888
Dec 1927*† London Flower (1929) p366: One born in the Gardens 27 Dec. 1927.
Squirrel Glider
Petaurus norfolcensis (Kerr, 1792)
1879E London Flower (1929) p365 as P. sciureus: Twenty-five born in the Gardens 1879-1901.


Acrobatidae Aplin, 1897

Taxon Date Location Notes
Feather-tailed Glider
Acrobates pygmaeus (Shaw, 1793)
2002E London Zoological Society of London Annual Review 2002: Supplement, p20.


Hypsiprymnodontidae Collett, 1877

Taxon Date Location Notes
Musky Rat Kangaroo
Hypsiprymnodon moschatus Ramsay, 1876
ca.1840s Knowsley Woolfall(1990) p12.


Potoroidae Gray, 1821

Taxon Date Location Notes
Rufous Rat Kangaroo
Aepyprymnus rufescens (Gray, 1837)
1882* London Flower (1929) p361: Eighteen born in the Gardens 1882-1912.
Tasmanian Bettong
Bettongia gaimardi (Desmarest, 1822)
1853* London Flower (1929) p362 as B. cuniculus: Six Rat-Kangaroos born in the Gardens in 1853, 1854 may have been this species, but it is not certain.
Brush-tailed Bettong
Bettongia penicillata Gray, 1837
ca.1789
Mar 1844
Oct 1844
Exeter 'Change1
Stubton2
Knowsley3
[1] Grigson (2016) p.101 (quoting "The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay", 1789): Two of the species are now to be seen alive at the curious exhibition of animals over Exeter Exchange. One of these, being a female, has brought forth young. 
[2] Keeling (1989) p38 (quoting Sir Robert Heron's unpublished "Notes"): The Bettongia pencillata
have produced young ones.
[3] Fisher (2002) p109: At that time [1846], a male and three females were alive, at least one of which had been born at Knowsley.
Long-nosed Potoroo
Potorous tridactylus (Kerr, 1792)
ca.1851E Knowsley Moore (1851) p10, as Rat-tailed Kangaroo Potorous murinus.


Macropodidae Gray, 1821

Macropodinae Gray, 1821

Taxon Date Location Notes
Doria's Tree Kangaroo
Dendrolagus dorianus Ramsay, 1833
1975 Twycross Badham and Lawless (1979) p132: The pair of Doria's tree kangaroos have been even more successful. We became the first zoo in Britain to breed them, and the baby is now adult and doing well.
Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo
Dendrolagus goodfellowi Thomas, 1908
May 2014BelfastMark Challis (personal communication).
Matschie's Tree Kangaroo
Dendrolagus matschiei Foster and Rothschild, 1907
Dec 1932* London Zoological Society of London Annual Report 1932, p?.
Black Tree Kangaroo
Dendrolagus ursinus (Temminck, 1836)
Apr 1912* London Flower (1929) p360: One born in the Gardens 10 April, 1912: it died when nine weeks old. This species is also known as the Ursine Tree Kangaroo.
Agile Wallaby
Macropus agilis (Gould, 1842)
1966E London Zoological Society of London Annual Report 1966, p43. London 1965 dns.
Black-striped Wallaby
Macropus dorsalis (Gray, 1837)
Mar 1907E London Flower (1929) p354: Three born in the Gardens 1907, 1908.
Tammar Wallaby
Macropus eugenii (Desmarest, 1817)
1863E London Flower (1929) p356: Fifteen born in the Gardens, 1863-1925. Kept - and possibly bred - between the 1820s and 1851 at Knowsley and Stubton. This species is also known as the Dama Wallaby.
Western Grey Kangaroo
Macropus fuliginosus (Desmarest, 1817)
1965E Whipsnade Zoological Society of London Annual Report 1965, p50 as M. cangaru melanops.
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Macropus giganteus Shaw, 1790
Dec 1793 Kew Blunt (1976) p67: The first live kangaroo to reach England was the gift in 1792 of Arthur Phillip, the Governor of New South Wales, to King George III ... Soon there were 'several almost wild in the park at Kew' ... where a birth occurred in December 1793; indeed, they bred so well in this country that the Exeter 'Change usually had a few on show.
Tasmanian Grey Kangaroo
Macropus giganteus tasmaniensis Le Souef, 1923
Jun 1868E London Flower (1929) p350: Three born in the Gardens: on 9 June, 1868, 17 June, 1870, and 27 July, 1871, respectively.
Parma Wallaby
Macropus parma Waterhouse, 1846
1970 Jersey Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust Annual Report, No. 8 (1971), p9: The pair of wallabies had been in the Trust's collection for just over a year when it was suspected that the female had a 'joey' in her pouch. On the 29th March a movement was suspected and by the end of May it was confirmed ... Finally on 28th June 1970 the 'joey' was observed out of the pouch.
Pretty-faced Wallaby
Macropus parryi Bennett, 1835
1908E London Flower (1929) p355: One was born in the Gardens in 1908 and one in 1910. The type specimen was presented to the Zoological Society of London in 1835 by Capt. Sir Edward W. Parry after whom the species was named; this animal died shortly after arrival. This species is also known as the Whiptail Wallaby.
Wallaroo
Macropus robustus Gould, 1841
1889E London Flower (1929) p351: Seven born in the Gardens 1889-1912.
Euro
Macropus robustus erubescens Sclater, 1870
Jul 1933E London Zuckerman in Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1953, p908.
Red-necked Wallaby
Macropus rufogriseus (Desmarest, 1817)
1837E London Flower (1929) p354 as M. ruficollis bennetti: More than sixty born in the Gardens 1837-1925. Probably bred elsewhere before this date.
Red Kangaroo
Macropus rufus (Desmarest, 1822)
1838* Liverpool Keeling (1984) p29 (quoting from the 1838 guidebook): ... a pair of Red Kangaroos with young.
Bridled Nail-tail Wallaby
Onychogalea fraenata (Gould, 1841)
Sep 1908E London Flower (1929) p358: One born in the Gardens in 1908.
Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby
Petrogale penicillata (Gray, 1827)
Jun 1896*† London Flower (1929) p357: Four born in the Gardens 1896-1900.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby
Petrogale xanthopus Gray, 1855
Apr 1865* London Flower (1929) p357: Thirty-seven born in the Gardens 1865-1894: young have been born in every month of the year.
Quokka
Setonix brachyurus (Quoy and Gaimard, 1830)
1921E London Flower (1929) p356 as Macropus brachyurus: One born in the Gardens 26 Aug. 1921; it lived for three months.
Tasmanian Pademelon
Thylogale billardierii (Desmarest, 1822)
Jan 1912E London Flower (1929) p356 as Macropus billardieri: Four born in the Gardens 1912-1914.
Dusky Pademelon
Thylogale brunii (Schreber, 1778)
1973† Glasgow The Zoological Society of Glasgow & West of Scotland: Zoolife, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer 1973): ... the Bruijn's Pademelons have bred a young female. We believe this last birth to be the first of this species in a British Zoo.
Red-necked Pademelon
Thylogale thetis (Lesson, 1828)
ca.1857* London Flower (1929) p356 as Macropus thetidis: Living in the Menagerie 26 June, 1860, and "had during the last three years, bred abundantly under the Society's Care," P. L. Sclater, P. Z. S. 1860, p323."
Swamp Wallaby
Wallabia bicolor (Desmarest, 1804)
Apr 1833* Stubton Keeling (1989) p34 (quoting Sir Robert Heron's unpublished "Notes"): Three weeks ago an infant Kangaroo was found abandoned in the morning and nearly dead. The mother was caught and the young one put in her pouch; there it has completely recovered, but the tail is broken, whether in catching I know not - Died soon afterwards. My little Kangaroos - k. enfume of Cuvier - have produced a young female. It is possible that this breeding was actually a Wallaroo Macropus robustus.
The Swamp Wallaby was widely kept and bred in the 19th Century and was often referred to as the Black-tailed Wallaby (the scientific name Macropus ualabatus was also commonly used around this time).

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