Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Macropodidae
Species : Lagorchestes hirsutus
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
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)More animals beginning with R