Bennett’s Wallaby

Macropus rufogriseus

Mammal | Eastern Australia

Animal Info

Also known as a “red-necked wallaby,” these wallaby stand to be about three feet tall. They live in groups called mobs, and are social animals that tend to stay relaxed. Because they are marsupials, the mother will rear their young in their pouches.

Diet

In the wild: Grasses, roots, tree leaves, and weeds

At the Zoo: Mazuri kangaroo wallaby diet, greens, carrots, apples, timothy hay pellets

Habitat

Coastal heath communities; eucalypt forests with moderate shrub cover and open areas nearby.  Also found in crop or pastureland areas.

Conservation Status

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – least concern