Wallaby Walkabout

Bennett’s Wallabies – Macropus rufogriseus

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

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!

Wallaby Walkabout

Fact File

Conservation Status – Vulnerable

least-concern

Location – Australia and Tasmania

Wallaby Map

Threats

Hunting

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

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