RED-NECKED WALLABY

Macropus rufogriseus
The Bennett’s or Red-necked wallabies 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 the daytime resting. Red-necked wallabies are found in coastal scrub and sclerophyll forest throughout coastal and highland areas of eastern Australia. A female bears one offspring at a time; young stay in the pouch for about 280 days, after which females and their offspring stay together for only a month.

DIET

Wallabies diets consist of grasses, roots, tree leaves, and weeds.

FAST FACTS

Size: 3 feet
Weight: 30-41 pounds
Lifespan: 9 years in the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS

LEAST CONCERNED