Red-necked Wallaby

Red-necked Wallaby

Check out Australia Zoo’s Red-necked Wallaby!

When you think of cute Australian mammals, these wonderful wallabies might come to mind. Some gorgeous red-necked wallabies call Australia Zoo’s Roo Heaven home. Don’t miss the opportunity to pat and feed these adorable Aussie macropods!

 

Red-Necked Wallaby coming out of their mom's pouch.

 

Frequenting dry, open forests, grasslands and paddocks, these wallabies are found in east and south-east Australia and even Tasmania. They have distinct rusty-red shoulders and upper back, but, the rest of their body is silver, grey and white. They are small in stature, standing to be between 92 and 102 centimetres tall!

 

Red-Necked Wallaby and a Joey standing in the grass looking at the camera.

 

The red-necked wallaby are herbivorous animals and primarily feed on grasses, herbs and roots, which provide them with water requirements during drought.  They are a marsupial, meaning they have a pouch and give birth to underdeveloped young. Their young are called joeys and are born weighing in at around two grams. Crikey, that’s tiny!

 

Red-Necked Wallaby lounging in the grass.

 

Red-necked wallabies are a protected species, but, they’re thriving in the wild. They are considered a species of least concern.

  • Class of animal icon
    Class

    Mammalia

  • Genus of animal icon
    Genus

    Macropus

  • Species of animal icon
    Species

    rufogriseus

  • height of animal icon
    Height

    0.9 - 1.1 metres

  • weight of animal icon
    Weight

    13.8 - 18.6 kilograms

  • Diet

    Herbivore

  • gestation of animal icon
    Gestation

    30 days