Red-necked Wallaby
Macropus rufogriseus

CLASS: Mammalia
ORDER: Marsupialia
FAMILY: Macropodidae

SIZE:
Weigh 30 to 40 pounds; Measure up to 3 feet in height

RANGE:
Coastal forests of Eastern Australia including Queensland, New South Wales, and Tasmania.

DIET:
Wild - Herbivore; eats mostly grasses, roots, leaves, and herbs.

DESCRIPTION:
Red-necked wallabies are a medium sized wallaby and named for the reddish fur on their shoulders and back of their necks. The rest of the fur is light gray with a white belly and chest

FACTS:

  • Can hop 4-6 feet high
  • Can broad jump 25 feet
  • Can hop up to 40 miles per hour, but will tire quickly.
  • Excellent hearing and sense of smell

STATUS:
Population is stable.