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Wallaby [Macropus agilis] Facts

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wallaby [Macropus agilis] Facts

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The Wallaby is an informal designation generally used for any macro-pod that is smaller than a kangaroo or wallaroo that has not been designated otherwise.

Where Are Wallabies Found?

Wallaby is a small or mid sized macro-pod found in Australia and New Guinea

What Do Wallabies Eat?

Wallabies are herbivores whose diet consists of a wide range of grasses, vegetables, leaves and other foliage.

Where Do Wallabies Live?

Smaller species of wallabies live in a wide range of habitats, from desert to woodland to rain-forest.

Rock-wallabies live among piles of boulders, rocky hills and cliffs.

Wallaby vs Kangaroo

Wallaby belong to the same taxonomic family as kangaroos and sometimes the same genus, but kangaroos are specifically categorised into the six largest species of the family.

Wallaby Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Infraclass Marsupialia
Order Diprotodontia
Family Macropodidae
Scientific Name Macropus agilis

Wallaby Fun Facts

⧪ Wallaby or quokka was hunted for meat and fur.

⧪ Most wallaby species founded are small but some wallaby species can grow up to approximately two meters in length.

⧪ Their powerful hind legs are not only used for bounding at high speeds and jumping great heights, but also to administer vigorous kicks to fend off potential predators.