Rufous hare-wallaby

Rufous hare-wallaby

Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Macropodidae
Species : Lagorchestes hirsutus

 

Keywords: nocturnal

The Mala, ormala, rufous hare-wallaby, western hare-wallaby, wurrup is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
Australia
Rufous hare-wallaby habitats
Grassland and Subtropical / Tropical Dry Grassland
Some facts about the
Rufous hare-wallaby

Adult weight : 1.31 kg (2.882 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 13 years

Female maturity :330 days

Weaning : 150 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 125 days

Weight at weaning : 1 kg (2.2 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the rufous hare-wallaby

The name Rufous Hare-Wallaby is given because of speed, jumping ability and habit of crouching in long grass in the manner of a non-marsupial.

The wurrup or rufous hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes hirsutus) is a slight, fragile marsupial with reddish, shaggy fur.

Western Hare-Wallaby or Lagorchestes hirsutus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Vulnerable due to D2.

The official name for the Rufous Hare-Wallaby is Lagorchestes hirsutus hirsutus. (Full text)

Countries Where the Rufous Hare Wallaby Is Currently Found: 2004: Occurs in Australia (IUCN 2004). (Full text)

When a rufous hare wallaby is disturbed in the burrow, it will jump out quickly and try to escape. (Full text)

Rufous hare wallaby is extinct on the mainland and conservation efforts are slow, however, photos show them still on several islands. (Full text)

Frenchville State School "The name Rufous Hare-Wallaby is given because of speed, jumping ability and habit of crouching in long grass in the manner of a non-marsupial". (Full text)

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