Macropus rufogriseus

Description

The Red-Necked Wallaby can be distinguished from other wallabies by its white cheek markings and red colouring on the neck. The rest of its body fur is grey to reddish in colour with a white or pale grey abdomen. Their muzzle, paws and toes are black in colour.

Distribution

The Red-Necked Wallaby ranges throughout the eastern parts of Australia from the Queensland - New South Wales border area, right through to South Australia.

Lifespan

The lifespan of the Red-Necked Wallaby is 10 - 15 years.

Size

The length of the Red-Necked Wallaby is between 65 - 90 cm in length . Males weigh between 15 - 26 kgs and females 11 - 15 kgs.

Diet

The diet of the Red-Necked Wallaby consists of grass, herbs and shrubbery.

Habitat

The Red-Necked Wallaby are found in subtropical, cool temperate, wet and dry sclerophyll forests, and woodland with adjacent grassy areas.

Breeding

Red-Necked Wallabies breed all year round. The pouch life is about 9 months, with the joey continuing to suckle till it is around 12 - 15 months of age.

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