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BENNETT’S WALLABY

Macropus rufogriseus

Family: Macropodidae

Origin: Australia

Lifespan: 12 to 15 years

Reproduction: After 1 month of gestation the female gives birth to a larva that grows in the mother’s pouch, the offspring is called a joey.

Nutrition diet: Herbivore (grass, cereals and leaves)

Description: The joey, only 2cm long must rise up the mother’s fur to climb into the pouch and hold on to a nipple. It will pop its head out after 5 months and its entire body at 8 months. Wallabies use their tail for support during resting time and as a balance when moving. The tail allows them to jump over 1.5metres high and 6metres long!