WHIPTAIL WALLABY

Macropus parryi

 

The Whiptail Wallaby is also known as the Blue Flier and Pretty-Face wallaby, it is easy to see why this is so, it is truly a beautiful looking animal.

Head and body length can vary quite a lot, males 93cm.- females 76cm.

Tail length in males 96cm.- females 79cm.

Males weigh 14-26kg. - females 7-15kg

Their coat is light brownish to grey, and white underneath, with a light brown stripe from the neck to the shoulder, it has a white stripe on the hip and also on the upper lip.

The female becomes sexually mature at about 18-24 months old, males will rarely have the opportunity to mate untill they reach 2-3 years, due to the dominant male of the group keeping other males at bay.

Two young may be born in one year as breeding takes place at any time of the year.They are social animals and live in groups of up to 50, being females, males and young.The Whiptail is most abundant in Northern NSW and southern Queensland, it is also found further north as far as Cooktown.

 

Whiptail Wallabies feeds mainly on grasses, ferns and native small plants from late afternoon till early night, sleeps, and starts eating again at dawn into early morning. Daytime is spent mainly sleeping.

Preferred habitat is open forest with grassy understory.

 

 

 


 

 
 
 

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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.