Scientific Name: Macropus rufogriseus
Coastal forests of eastern and southeastern mainland Australia and across Tasmania
Grasses, herbs, and sometimes roots
Gestation is about 30 days, and the mother gives birth to one baby no bigger than a jelly bean. The baby wallaby spends another 9 months in its mother's pouch, but will continue nursing until it is 12-17 months old.
carry their babies in their pouch. Baby marsupials are called "joeys"
Wallabies are related to kangaroos. This family is called the "Macropods"
, which means "big toe". When you see it next, be sure to take a look at the wallaby's hind feet to see why this group of animals has this name.