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Herbivorous and insectivorous animals
Red-necked wallaby
Class Mammals
Order
Family
Distribution Australia and Tasmania
DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIES

It is a middle-sized kangaroo: the body length is 70-90cm, the weight is up to 27kg. Like the other kangaroos, the red-necked wallaby has longer and stronger hind legs in comparison with the fore ones. The tail of the animal is long and muscular (its length is 65-90cm). The head of the Bennett’s wallaby is small, with comparatively long ears (up to 8cm). The fur has reddish tint on the neck and on the back; it is thicker in comparison with the other wallaby. After the birth, a single offspring stays in mother’s pouch during the first nine months, which is much longer than in the other kangaroo species. During the first six months, the kid’s size increases by 2,000 times. During the period from 12 to 17 months, the kid separates from its mother. The Bennett’s wallaby is one of the most “winterhardy” kangaroos. Small colonies of red-necked wallabies exist in several European countries, for example, in Germany, England and France. In Feldman Ecopark, red-necked wallabies bred many times.

DIET
Grass, leaves. They like vegetable food
LIFE EXPECTANCY

12‒15 years

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