Bennett's Wallaby
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Bennett's Wallaby

The Bennetts wallaby is one of Tasmania’s most commonly seen native animals. The species is also widespread in the southeast of mainland Australia, where it is known as the red-necked wallaby.

Often referred to as a kangaroo in Tasmania, males can weigh more than 20 kg and stand up to 1.5 m tall. They can be distinguished from the pademelon and Forester kangaroo by their black nose and paws, and white stripe on the upper lip.

Bennett's Wallaby

Fun Facts

  • The species is largely solitary, allthough loose groups, known as mobs, often share common feeding areas.
  • Wallabies use a five limbed walk as they graze, but their powerful hindquarters and long tail can propel them at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.
  • They are also avid leapers with jumps averaging from four to six feet high.

About Our Wallabies

We currently house a young family of Wallabies - 3 girls and 1 boy.

Conservation Status:
Least Concern
Extinct Threatened Least
Bennett's Wallaby

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