Swamp wallaby

Swamp wallaby

Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Macropodidae
Species : Wallabia bicolor


Keywords: black

Which zoos have them?
Edinburgh Zoo (United Kingdom)

The Swamp wallaby is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Swamp wallaby

Adult weight : 14.625 kg (32.175 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 17 years

Female maturity :426 days

Male maturity : 426 days

Gestation : 36 days

Weaning : 256 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 243 days

Weight at birth : 0.001 kg (0.0022 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the swamp wallaby

3s Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor is a browser; this young one is browsing on a dry eucalypt leaf.

Despite its name the Swamp Wallaby is not restricted to swamps.

F The Swamp Wallaby is found on the eastern coast of Australia and New Zealand and a lot of offshore

Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) is third.

The Swamp or Black Wallaby Wallabia bicolor is sometimes mistaken for a Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby but it has a shorter tail, a different posture and when seen up close has different colouration.

The Swamp Wallaby is a very shy creature, and is often seen darting for cover.

The Swamp Wallaby is different from any other breed of Wallaby.

The Swamp Wallaby is not as common in Sydney as it once was, but can still be found in a few places in its preferred habitat of thick forest undergrowth or sandstone heath.

Wallabia bicolor is, on average, 70 cm tall with males weighing 12. (Full text)

The Swamp Wallaby is set apart from the other Wallabies by its very dark colour. (Full text)

Hare-wallaby Lagostrophus fasciatus is thought to be the sole surviving sthenurine while the Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor is one of few browsers left in Australia (although it also eats grass) and possibly a living relative of the extinct Protemnodont kangaroos. (Full text)

The swamp wallaby is in fact quite different from other wallabies, and is classified as the only living member of the genus Wallabia. (Full text)

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