Macropus parma

Description

The Parma Wallaby has a thick, brownish-grey fur. The shoulders and upper arms are often tinged with brown and a white moustache marking is present to a greater or lesser extent. The male of the species is larger and more robust than the female.

Size

The Length of the Parma Wallaby is between 45-55cm and weighs approximately 5kgs.

Food

Parma wallabies are herbivores and feed on grasses and herbs.

Habitat

Parma wallabies occupy rainforests, sclerophyll
forests and grasslands.

Distribution

Found only in areas of the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales, from the Watagan Mountains in the south to the Gibraltar Range in the north.

Oakvale Distribution Maps png Parma Wallaby

Breeding

The breeding season of the Parma Wallaby occurs between February and June. After a pregnancy of around 35 days, the newborn attaches firmly to one of four teats in the mothers pouch, which it leaves at about 30 weeks, still suckling until approximately 10 months old.