East Australia, Tasmania.
Herbivorous. Grasses, leaves.
Habitat: Grassy areas in eucalyptus forests
Gestation: 30 days, 1 young.
Social structure: 1 - 30 individuals.
Weight: male 27kg, female 16kg
Dimensions: length: 92cm, tail length 86cm
Estimated population in the wild: Common.
Lifespan: 15 yrs
Threats: There appear to be no major threats to this species. In Tasmania it is sometimes killed under license as a pest of crops or pasture, and are commercially harvested for their meat.
IUCN Status: Least concern
Did you know that:
The female is pregnant for 30 days, after which the embryo leaves the uterus to enter the pouch where it will develop for another 270 days. A new embryo can live in the uterus in “embryonic pause”, that is in an arrested state of development, while awaiting its turn to enter the pouch.