Bennett's Wallaby

Scientific Name: Notamacropus rufogriseus

Habitat: While naturally located in the temperate and fertile parts of Australia, Bennett’s wallabies have since been introduced to several other countries such as New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man, France, and Germany.

Diet: Wallabies typically eat grass, roots, leaves, and weeds. 

Size: 3 feet high / 4 feet long

Weight: 30 to 40 pounds 

Lifespan: 5 years in the wild. 12 to 15 years in human care.

Conservation Status:

LEAST CONCERN

Our Bennett's Wallabies:

Chrissy (Female) – Born January 1st, 2011

Janet (Female) – Born January 1st, 2011

Yapa (Female) – Born March 6th, 2019

Djalu (Male) – Born March 6th, 2019

Dexter (Male) – Born January 9th, 2016

About Bennett's Wallabies:

Native to Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania, wallabies are one of the most common “pests” in their habitats. Not only do they continuously have offspring, but there are also no big threats to them in the wild. In fact, local governments sometimes issue licenses to kill wallabies in order to prevent them from devastating crops or pastures. Occasionally, wallabies are also harvested for their meat.

Did You Know?!

  • A baby wallaby will stay in its mother’s pouch for about 7 months, completely weaning between 10-12 months.
  • Wallabies have stomachs with chambers. When they eat, they regurgitate food which is chewed and swallowed again.
  • Wallabies cool off by licking their paws and forearms when they are nervously excited or in hot weather.