Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53540

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Marsupialia
Family:Macropodidae
Genus:Macropus
Genus species:Macropus agilis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:male: 715-850 mm, female: 593-722 mm
Weight:male: 16-27 kg, female: 9-15 kg
Identification:The agile wallaby of Australia has sandy or golden brown fur. Its hip and cheek stripes are white. They also have short ears.
Habitat:Wet tropics, lowlands
Diet:Herbivore: grass roots, native grasses
Reproduction:The wallaby breeds year-round. The single young remains in the mother's pouch for about 30 weeks and becomes independent at 12 months.
Groups of wallabies shelter during the day under dense vegetation.
Behavior:The agile wallaby is a night feeder.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:These animals are considered pests because they commonly feed on crops and in pastures.

Other Information

Geographic:Australia Date:1958-1988 Subjects:marsupial
Agile wallaby
River wallaby
Jungle kangaroo
Macropus
Wallabies
Kangaroos
Macropodidae
Diprotodontia
Marsupials
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata