WALLABY WALKABOUT

Experience wallabies like never before in the innovative Wallaby Walkabout reserve, walk amongst these Australian favourites and get close enough to touch them!


BENNETT’S WALLABIES

Macropus rufogriseus

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.

  • Wallaby Walkabout
  • Wallaby Walkabout

FACT FILE

The Bennett’s wallaby is listed as least concern on the IUCN red list.

Bennett’s wallabies are found throughout Australia and Tasmania. Their habitat includes:

  • Coastal scrub
  • Sclerophyll forest

Bennet’s wallabies are herbivores and feed on grasses, roots, tree leaves, and weeds.

Bennett’s wallabies are threatened by hunting.

FAN PHOTOS

Wallaby

Photo Credit: Calvin Taylor-Lee

Wallaby

Photo Credit: Jason Parrish

Wallaby

Photo Credit: Gemma Louise


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