Common Wallaroo

Macropus robustus

 

Head & body length 55-110cm

Tail: 53-90cm.

Males weigh up to 46kg, Females up to 25kg.

The males are usually twice the weight of the females, fur is dark grey and brownish above, with a shaggish appearance, paler below and the muzzle is bare.

They live in Eastern Australia, other subspecies can be found in central and western parts of Australia.

The common Wallaroo prefers rocky landscape, steep slopes and caves, sleeping in the hotter part of the day, coming out at night to graze on grasses ans small shrubs. This animal can survive without water for long periods of time as long as it has access to food that contain water, and can find shelter out of the sun and heat.

he Wallaroo gives birth to one young after becoming sexually mature at 18 - 24 months of age. As with most wallabies they can breed any time of the year, but will cease breeding in times of drought. Mainly solitary animals, they stand with the shoulders back, elbows into the side and wrists up.

Unfortunately we are not able to show you a picture as we have not had any of this species in care.


Reference: The Australian Museum. 1996. "The Complete book of Australian Mammels."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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All native birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are proteced under the Wildlife Act 1975, they may not be captured or harmed in any way without an authority issued under the Wildlife Act.