Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Bennett's Wallaby


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Macropus rufogriseus
PROFILE:

Bennett’s wallaby, also commonly referred to as the red-necked wallaby, is named for the reddish fur on the nape and shoulder. Like kangaroos, they are marsupials, which are mammals characterized by a distinctive pouch in which females carry their young through early infancy. Our wallabies share their habitat with our red kangaroos in the Koala Walkabout exhibit presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Diprotodontia (marsupials)
NATIVE TO:
Australia
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Herbivore
LIFESPAN:
zoos - up to 15 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Essentially solitary, but may forage in groups of up to 30 individuals.
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