Wallabia bicolor

Description

The Swamp Wallaby is a small, stocky wallaby with dark brown fur, often with lighter rusty patches on the belly, chest and base of the ears.

Distribution

The Swamp Wallaby lives in eastern Australia, in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and southeastern South Australia. The Swamp Wallaby has also been introduced in New Zealand.

Lifespan

The lifespan of the Swamp Wallaby is 12 - 15 years.

Size

The length of the Swamp Wallaby is between 66 - 85 centimetres.

Diet

The Swamp Wallaby feeds on a variety of plants including introduced and native shrubs, grasses and ferns.

Habitat

The preferred habitat of the Swamp Wallaby is thick forest undergrowth or sandstone heath.

Breeding

Swamp Wallabies breed all year round. Like many marsupials, female Swamp Wallabies can suckle two joeys of different ages. The pouch life of each joey is 8 to 9 months, although they may continue to suckle until 15 months.

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