A group of wallabies is called a ‘mob’ but this species is mainly solitary, often coming together to feed in the late afternoon into the evening. A young wallaby or joey lives in its mother’s pouch for up to nine months but will continue to feed from her for another six months. A male wallaby is called a buck, boomer or jack. A female wallaby is called a doe, flyer or jill.
Wallaby mothers can have a baby developing in the womb, a newborn in the pouch suckling milk and an older joey, out of the pouch, who still feeds from her (until weaning at around 18months old) – all at once!
Our mob consists of four males – Marmaduke, Melvin, Moorundie and Mylor.