Bennett's Wallaby

Macropus rufogriseus

Height:Up to 3'
Weight:Males: 33.1–59.1 lbs; females: 24.3–34.2 lb
Geographic Distribution:Southeastern Australia, including Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands
Habitat:Coastal areas, woodlands, and eucalyptus forests
Wild Diet:Grasses, leaves, and herbs
Zoo Diet:Same as kangaroos: alfafa pellets, greens, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes, and bananas
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:Australia, Hamill Family Wild Encounters

Bennett's wallabies are sexually dimorphic (with two distinct gender forms). Males are larger than females: their shoulders and arms are wider and longer, and they grow approximately twice as fast as females. Females are generally lighter in color. They are covered with coarse, thick, tawny-gray fur on their body. The fur on the nape of their neck and shoulders is reddish. They have well-muscled hind legs and muscular tails that they use for balance while hopping or as a "third leg" while sitting. Females have well-developed frontal pouches for carrying developing young. Their muzzles, paws, and largest toes are black. They have a white stripe on their upper lip.