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Red-necked Wallaby

Macropus rufogriseus

Class: Mammalia
Lifespan: Up to 15 years        
Diet: Herbivore      
Weight: Up to 23kg            
Height: Up to 88cm
Speed: Up to 64km/h                            
Reproduction: Live birth
Status: Least concern

Also known as the Bennet’s wallaby, red-necked wallabies are a medium-sized marsupial in the family Macropodidae (along with kangaroos).

They can be found in dry open forests, grasslands, roadside verges, paddocks and backyards along coastal eastern Australia, and even the island state of Tasmania. Introduced populations of red-necked wallabies can also be found in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man, France and Germany. They have mostly grey bodies with a dusting of rust-coloured fur around their shoulders, with black noses and hands. Red-necked wallabies are herbivores feeding mostly on grasses, roots and leaves.