Bennett’s Wallaby

Scientific name 
Macropus rufogriseus
Wallaby

What they look like: Unsurprisingly, red necked wallabies have reddish fur on their shoulders, the rest of the body is grey and white with a darker muzzle.

Animal facts:

  • Wallaby pregnancy is only one month followed by nine months in the pouch.
  • Joeys (baby wallabies) are about 1cm long at birth and hairless. They crawl to the pouch and latch on to a teat.
  • Wallabies lick their hands and forearmsto cool them down in hot weather.

What they eat: Grasses, herbs and juicy roots

Habitat: Forests with scrub and open grassy areas

Where they live: Eastern Australia, Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands

Threats: They may be killed under license as a pest of crops or during open seasons in Tasmania

Population
Stable
Order
Diprotodontia
Family
Macropodidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern