The Bennett’s wallaby is easily identified by its movement using strong, spring-like hind legs and its muscular tail to bounce around. They are usually solitary in the wild, but we can keep our small group together because of the abundance of food, water and shelter, they do not need to compete for anything.
Wallabies are marsupials, this means after giving birth the joey crawls into the mother’s pouch where it can suckle. Interestingly, the mother wallaby can produce milk for two joeys at different developmental stages. This is like feeding the very small joey full fat milk and the elder joey semi-skimmed milk!
Size: Up to 90cm
Weight: Up to 20kg
Life span: Up to 15 years
Threats: Humans (hunting)
Habitat: Eucalypt forests, shrub land and open areas
Distribution: Australia, Tasmania
Conservation status: Least Concern (LE)