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Red-necked Wallaby (juvenile)

Macropus rufogriseus banksianus

Description:

This juvenile was already quite used to humans. The Red-necked Wallaby is "distinguished from other wallabies by its white cheek markings and red colouring on the neck. The rest of its body fur is grey to reddish in colour with a white or pale grey abdomen. Their muzzle, paws and toes are black in colour." (Australian Zoo)

Habitat:

Hanging about on the grassed area at the Bunya Mountains National Park.

Notes:

Check out this little video of a different youngster having a pick of the grass at the picnic area: https://vimeo.com/338509729 According to Wikipedia, the Red-necked and Bennet's Wallaby has introduced populations in several other countries which seem to be faring quite well.

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3 Comments

Single D
Single D 2 days ago

What a cute little guy.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 weeks ago

Ha ha The old fatties on the lawn look so content. I have hopefully sorted out the video link. Thanks for letting me know Neil! :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago

Bunya Mountains is a great place to see these wallabies up close and personal. They are gorgeous! I always look forward to seeing them, particularly the old fatties that lounge around on people's lawns :D Video link not working either, Liana.

armadeus.4
Spotted by
armadeus.4

QLD, Australia

Lat: -26.88, Long: 151.60

Spotted on Mar 14, 2019
Submitted on May 26, 2019

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