Bennett’s Wallaby

Bennett’s Wallaby

Macropus rufogriseus fructicus
Bennett’s Wallaby at Tayto Park

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Bennet Wallabies are also known as the Red-Necked Wallaby, Scrub Wallaby, and many other local names. Like other wallabies, they belong to the same family as kangaroos, known as macropods. Bennett's Wallabies are semi-solitary, spending time in small groups that change often. They are most active at dusk and dawn. Bennett's Wallabies travel like all members of the macropod family, by hopping. A group of wallabies is known as a ‘mob’. Males are known as ‘boomers’ or ‘jacks’, females as ‘flyers’ or ‘jills’, and young as ‘joeys’.



Marsupial gestation period is very short (only 30 days). Females will give birth to under-developed or altricial young that will remain in the pouch for 280 days. The under-developed young of marsupials depend on mother’s milk for a very long lactation period. Young will continue to nurse until they are 12-17 months old.

Conservation Status:

Least Concern

LC Least Concern NT Near Threatened VU Vulnerable EN Endangered CR Critically Endangered EX Extinct

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Conservation at Tayto Park