Macropus robusta

Description

The Common Wallaroo have a large naked rhinarium giving them a dark shiny ‘button nose’ like koalas and wombats. They have no facial stripe but they do have large rounded ears. Their coat is coarser and shaggier than the fine down of Red Kangaroos.

Size

Males weigh up to 47kgs whilst the female is much smaller weighing approximately 25kgs.

Habitat

The Euro is a hill-dweller and so occupies the slopes and ridges, using rocky overhangs and shallow caves as shelter in summer. Euros are most common on the hills of various highly eroded ranges across arid and semi-arid rangelands. In some places they inhabit low lying areas of dense scrub.

Distribution

East of the Great Dividing Range

Breeding

The Euro breeds all year round. The gestation period is 34 days with an average pouch life of 244 days. The joey is normally weaned at 10-12months.