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Bennetts wallaby

Bennett's wallaby

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Scientific Name:

Macropus rufogriseus


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.

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