Bennett's wallaby

Rocko and Jazz at the Cincinnati Zoo nursery.

Bennett’s wallabies, also called the red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus), is generally solitary, though loose mobs may come together while foraging at night. During the day, the wallaby rests among dense patches of shrubs within the forest.


  • Where to see them: Southeastern Australia, including Tasmania
  • Height: 4.5 to 5.7 ft
  • Weight: 26 to 52 lbs
  • Lifespan: 12 to 15 yrs in captivity
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Diet: Grass and herbs
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