Rednecked wallabies

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Red necked wallabies are Australian native mammals.

Their scientific name is marcropus rufogriseus.


Their animal group is marsupial mammals. They live all down the east coast highlands from Tasmania to Queensland.


They are can grow up to 90 centimetres tall. They have a black nose and paws. They have short front legs. They have a grey coat with reddish shoulders. Males can weigh up to 18 kilograms and females are smaller.


They eat leaves from trees and young plants. The females have live babies. The joey stays in the pouch for nine months.


They are hard to find at night because they sleep under bushes.


Red necked wallabies predators are wedge tail eagles. If they are to survive as a species, they need to be protected.