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Red-necked Wallaby

Red-necked Wallaby
Scientific Name

Macropus rufogriseus

Other Common Name(s)
Bennett's Wallaby
Body Length

Head and body: Around 82 cm
Tail: Up to 75 cm

Body Weight

Up to around 18.6 kg

Endemic to the woodlands and shrublands in eastern and southeastern Australia
Fun Facts

Fun Facts

  • Red-necked wallabies avoid overheating by staying among shrubs and trees during the day. They may also lick their front limbs to cool down.

  • The gestation period of these wallabies is only about 30 days. Born lighter than a jellybean, the joey is nourished and protected by the pouch for around 9 months.

Threats & Conservation

IUCN Red List: Least Concern
IUCN Red List: Least Concern

Some red-necked wallabies are killed as crop pests. Forest clearing causes habitat loss.

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