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Red-Necked Wallaby


General Information

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.


Latin name - Macropus rufogriseus

Class - Mammalia

Order - Diprotodontia

Family - Macropodidea

IUCN Status - Least concern

Habitat - road range of habitats including eucalyptus forests, tall coastal heathlands and pasturelands

Distribution - Endemic to Australia - through the south eastern parts and Tasmania

Fun Fact

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 18 months old) – all at once!

Our residents

Our mob of wallabies consists of three males: Marmaduke, Moorundie and Mylor. These three are very friendly and love attention from their keepers! Our wallabies love nothing more than a rainy day to wash their fur and eat the moist grass!

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