Swamp Wallaby | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Swamp Wallaby

Wallabia bicolor

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

An Australian native, the Swamp Wallaby thrives in wetlands and woodlands. Similar in appearance to the Kangaroo, the Swamp Wallaby is considerably smaller with thicker hair. Classed as a Marsupial (as are Kangaroos and Koalas), the female Swamp Wallaby is smaller than the male.

Native Range →

East Austrailia

Natural Habitat  →

Woodlands, heath and shrubland with dense vegetation

Diet  →

Grass, forbs, ferns, shrubs and different tree material

Life Expectancy  →

Up to 15 years in the wild and zoos

Breeding  →

1 joey from a 23-38 day gestation period

Group Name  →


Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Habitat loss, persecution by farmers

Fun fact

A baby wallaby is called a Joey

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