Red-necked Wallaby

Red-necked Wallaby

Red-necked Wallaby
Macropus rufogriseus


CLASS
Mammalia
ORDER
Marsupialia
FAMILY
Macropodidae

Range

Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, and Tasmania


Habitat

Coastal woodlands and eucalyptus forests


Diet

Grasses, roots, and leaves

Weight

30 - 40 lbs.

Size

Up to 3 ft.

Gestation

About 30 days

Young

1 joey

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • Wallabies are terrestrial and move by hopping.
  • These wallabies are largely solitary, although larger mobs (group of wallabies) will form in good grazing areas.
  • They have excellent hearing, sense of smell, and sight. Individuals identify each other by smell.
  • Gestation one month, but will stay in mother's pouch for an additional eight months
  • Weighs less than 1 g (0.04 oz) at birth.
  • The joey will continue to suckle till it is around 12 - 15 months of age.
  • A female can have three young of different ages at one time: an undeveloped embryo, a developing joey in the pouch, and a joey outside the pouch still drinking from her.

 

Conservation

Protected by law in all states of Australia.

Least Concern

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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