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.
- 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