Bennett’s Wallaby

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Scientific Name
Macropus rufogriseus


12-15 years

2.5 - 3 ft tall

Average Weight
30-50 lbs

Group Name

Group Size
up to 30, soemtimes solitary

Name of Young

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We Are:Common

Did you know?

  • The Bennett’s wallaby is a medium sized marsupial. The word marsupial comes from the latin word “marsupium” which means pouch.
  • They have a keen sense of smell and excellent hearing. Their large ears also help with heat dispersal
  • The wallaby has a long tapering tail used for balance and support while they graze or hop. Their tail also acts like a rudder to quickly change direction when fleeing from predators such as dingoes.
  • Wallabies are crepuscular, active at dawn and dusk, or nocturnal, active at night. They tend to be solitary, but may form small groups.

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