Northern Swamp Wallaby

The Northern Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) is a small macropod marsupial related to the kangaroo. It is native to eastern Australia.

Bicolor means two colours. They have grey fur with dark brown-black regions on their backs. The tips of their tails are usually white.

They can grow to about 69-76 centimetres (27-30 inches)

They are solitary and nocturnal, living in rainforests and swamps.

Northern Swamp Wallabies are herbivorous, eating buds, leaves, shrubs, and grasses.

Females look after their babies, called joeys, in their front pouch for about 9 months.

They can live up to 15 years.

Northern Swamp Wallaby

Northern Swamp Wallabies

 

Northern Swamp Wallaby

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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