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An animal similar to kangaroo

Bennett’s wallabies are similar to kangaroos, which are usually larger in size. The particular feature of these animals is their hind legs, perfect for jumping, and their powerful tail, which they use for balance when running and to support themselves while resting. They can jump 9 to 10 m in length, allowing them to reach speeds of 30 km/h. Generally, they prefer to feed between dusk and dawn in open spaces. Most wallaby species are relatively well protected; their greatest threat is the destruction of their habitat.

  • Gros plan sur un wallaby de Bennett au parc animalier Le PAL
  • Gros plan sur la tête d'un wallaby de Bennett au zoo Le PAL dans l'Allier
  • un wallaby de Bennett dans l'herbe au parc animalier Le PAL
  • Wallaby de Bennett qui mange un fruit au zoo Le PAL en Auvergne

Bennett’s wallabies are found in Australia.

Female wallabies have a pouch, or marsupium, on their abdominal wall. It contains 4 mammary glands, each with a nipple for the newborn to latch on. The young wallaby remains in the pouch for a few months before leaving it for the last time, but stays with its mother until it reaches sexual maturity.

  • Habitat

    Eucalyptus and coastal forest

  • Food

    Grass, leaves, roots and bark

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