Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Watch me wallabies feed, mate

My friend says the wallaby was her favorite animal to feed at the Urimbirra Wildlife Park. They looked up at her with big eyes, as if saying “may I have some?” Whereas kangaroos were pushy and would grab her arm with their paws.

So doing some research I discovered that the term wallaby applies to almost 30 species of macropods. Wallaby is an informal designation given to these marsupials that are smaller than kangaroos and wallaroos. The agile wallaby and the red necked wallaby are most closely related to kangaroos and wallaroos and are most frequently seen in the southern states of Australia.

This picture was also taken by my friend, Jennifer. She thinks it is a red necked wallaby.

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