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Red-necked Wallaby
Macropus rufogriseus
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   The Red-necked Wallaby, Macropus rufogriseus, also knows as Bennett's Wallaby is a marsupial and lives mostly in Australia. It is often confused for it's relative the kangaroo. They do look similar, but wallabies are smaller. The feet of wallabies are often 10 inches or less, where as a kangaroo's are much larger. The Red-necked Wallaby is the largest of the the wallaby species. They can grow to be on average, 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall and 25 to 60 pounds. They reach there full size at five years old. The average lifespan of this animal is about 15 years. The Red-necked Wallaby has grayish / brown fur,  a red accent on it's neck and shoulders, and it's paws and nose are black. There are two subspecies of this Wallaby. They include the Macropus rufogriseus banksiarius, which lives on the mainland of Australia, and the Macropus rufogrieseus rufogriseus, which lives on the island of Tasmania. The island subspecies is generally smaller and has longer fur. To learn more about the Red-necked Wallaby click on the links and enjoy!

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April 24 2008