[Macropus rufogriseus]
  Habitat: Eucalypt forests with shrub cover
  Height: 36-42"
  Weight: 30-40 lbs
  Max Lifespan: 15 years
  Gestation Period: 29 days
  Number of Young: 1
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

   Bennet's Wallaby Map

- Also known as the red-necked wallaby
- Newborn young spend 280 days in the mother’s pouch, and may suckle until 12-17 months old
- Cool themselves by licking their hands and forearms during nervous excitement or hot weather
- Mainly crepuscular, meaning they rest during daylight hours and forage mainly at twilight
- Eat mostly grass and herbs, and occassional juicy roots for water during dry spells

 

 

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