Our red necked wallabies or Bennett's wallaby have reddish fur on their shoulders, the rest of the body is grey and white with a darker muzzle.
- Wallaby pregnancy is only one month followed by nine months in the pouch.
- A wallaby can jump up to 1.8 metres in the air.
- Wallabies are marsupials, which are poached animals and native to Australia.
- Joeys (baby wallabies) are about 1cm long at birth and hairless. They crawl to the pouch and latch on to a teat.
- Wallabies lick their hands and forearms to cool them down in hot weather.
What do wallabies eat?
Grasses, herbs and juicy roots
Where do wallabies live?
Eastern Australia, Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands
They may be killed under license as a pest of crops or during open seasons in Tasmania