Kangaroos and parma wallabies (Macropus parma) are in the same family, with wallabies as the smaller of the two. When a baby wallaby, called a joey, is born it climbs into a pouch on its mother’s belly where it stays safe and hidden for the first six or seven months of its life.
- Where to see them: Australia and New Zealand
- Length: 1.5 to 2 ft
- Weight: 11 lbs
- Lifespan: 5 to 7 yrs
- Habitat: Forest and grassland
- Diet: Grass
- Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Near threatened)
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