Agile Wallaby


Description: The Agile Wallaby is a medium sized wallaby with light sandy brown fur.
They have a pale cheek stripe and light stripe on the thigh. The tail tip and edges of
ears are black. They live in small social groups of up to 10 and can often be seen
feeding out in the open in the late afternoon.

Size: Height varies between 59-85 cm

Food: Native grasses, leaves and fruit. The Agile Wallaby can also dig 30 centimetres
into the soil to eat the roots of grasses.

Habitat: Open forests, coastal plains, flood plains and woodlands right across
tropical northern Australia.

Where Found: See map.  Tropical and subtropical Australia.

Breeding: The Agile Wallaby breeds all year round. The gestation period is 30 days
with an average pouch life of 7-8 months. The joey is normally weaned at 10-
12months.

Status: Secure

Did you know?
Agile Wallabies can also be found in New Guinea. Male Agile Wallabies are larger and
more muscular than females and can weigh up to 27kg! When danger threatens
members of the mob will thump their hind feet to warn others. A group of Agile
Wallabies is called a “mob”.



Macropus agilis

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