Scientific Name: Macropus 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 tall / 4 feet long
Weight: 30 to 40 pounds
Lifespan: 5 years in the wild. 12 to 15 years in human care.
I.U.C.N. Conservation Status:
What does this mean?
Least Concern – a species determined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (I.U.C.N.) to be pervasive, abundant, and thriving.
Our Bennett's Wallabies:
Chrissy (Female) – Estimated Birthdate 2011
Janet (Female) – Estimated Birthdate 2011
Yapa (Female) – Estimated Birthdate January 14, 2019
Peanut (Male) – Estimated Birthdate January 30, 2020
JJ (Male) – Estimated Birthdate March 25, 2021
Sriracha (Female) – Estimated Birthdate May 13, 2021
Tamale (Male) – Estimated Birthdate August 7, 2021
Janet is Competing in March Madness 2022
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 9 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.