Project Description

(Macropus rufogriseus)

The Bennett’s or Red-Necked Wallaby are common in eastern Australia. They are distinguished by their black nose and paws, white stripe on the upper lip, and grizzled medium grey coat with a reddish wash across the shoulders.

They are mainly solitary but will gather together when there is an abundance of resources such as food, water, or shelter.

Wallabies are mainly nocturnal. They spend most of their daytime resting.

Fast Facts

Country of Origin: Australia

Weight: 30 - 41 lbs

Size: Up to 3 feet in length

Lifespan: Up to 9 years in the wild

Diet: A Wallaby diet consists of grasses, roots, tree leaves, and weeds.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

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