The Red-necked Wallaby, Macropus rufogriseus, also knows as Bennett’s Wallaby is a marsupial and lives mostly in Australia. It is often confused for it’s relative the kangaroo. They do look similar, but wallabies are smaller. The feet of wallabies are often 10 inches or less, where as a kangaroo’s are much larger. The Red-necked Wallaby is the largest of the the wallaby species. They can grow to be on average, 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall and 25 to 60 pounds.
Did You Know…
These animals are protected by a law in all states in Australia. Wallabies and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
Diet – Grasses and herbs
Threat Status – Least Concerned
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