Belonging to a family of animals called Macropods, which literally means “big foot”, wallabies are native to Australia and Tasmania. The most noticeable thing about marsupials like wallabies is the females unique pouch, used to nurse their young, a joey will stay in its mum’s pouch, drinking her milk, until they are about six months of age. After six months of age they will come out of the pouch to hop around, but will continue to return to mum’s pouch until they can no longer fit!
Wallabies have long powerful tails used to balance and prop themselves up in a sitting posture, their hind legs are also extremely powerful, used to bound along at high speed and can be used to kick predators and battle each other.
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