Red Necked Wallaby | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Red Necked Wallaby

Macropus rufogriseus


  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Originating from Australia, Red Necked Wallabies have a unique reddish fur on their head and back. Wallabies are classed as Marsupials, and have very short gestation periods after which the embryonic joey crawls into the mothers pouch where he/she will comfortably stay for an average 130 days.

Native Range →

Southeastern Australia, Tasmania

Natural Habitat  →

Eucalypt forests, open shrubland

Diet  →

Grasses and plants

Life Expectancy  →

9 years in the wild. 15-18 years in zoos

Breeding  →

1 month gestation period and around 9 months in pouch

Group Name  →

Mob

Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Pest control, Meat

Fun fact

A wallaby’s teeth grow just like Elephants and Rhinos, with new molars pushing the old ones out and replacing them. Red Necked Wallaby's will have four sets of teeth in their life!

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