Bennett’s Wallaby

Macropus rufogriseus

Habitat and Geographical Distribution: Eucalypt forests and pastures in the coastal areas of Australia.

Diet: Herbivores. Diet consists of shoots and branches of herbs and shrubs, that they forage at dusk and during the night. Take advantage of the water contained in the roots in times of drought.

Reproduction: Viviparous. Females give birth to a single offspring, which remains in the mother’s pouch for 280 days, after which mother and offspring remain together for a month.

Behaviour: These animals are mainly nocturnal, spending the day resting, although they have been observed foraging in hot hours of the day, becoming more active and foraging for food in the evening. They tend to lick their hands and their forearms to cool off when it gets too hot. Mainly solitary, but can feed in groups of 30 individuals.

Conservation status: Least Concern (IUCN)


Class: Mammalia

Order: Diprotodontia

Family: Macropodidae

Weight: 27 kg (male), 16 kg (female)

Length: 50-71cm (male), 68-81cm (female)

Lifespan: 15 – 18 years

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