Bennets Wallaby

Wallaby

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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.

Conservation Status: Least Concern
Least Concern - LC

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Here are a few 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.

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April 1 st – October 31 st:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

November 1 st – March 31 st:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Adults 12 & over $7.00

Children 3 to 11 $5.00

Seniors 65+ $6.00

Children 2 years and under — FREE

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