Bennett's Wallaby

Macropus Rufogriseus

Scientific Name

Bennett's Wallaby:  
Macropus Rufogriseus

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

The Bennett’s or Red-necked wallaby resides primarily in the southeastern region of Australia.

Natural Habitat

Found primarily in the subtropical cool dry forests, the Bennett’s wallaby can be found resting in grassy heavily vegetated areas

Physical Characteristics

  • The Bennett’s wallaby can be idenitfied by its red colored neck and white cheek markings

Quick Facts

  1. Both young and adults engage in boxing and wrestling for recreation and to assert dominance during mating season.


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Conservation Status

Least Concern: The Bennett's Wallaby is common or abundant and is likely to survive in the wild.

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The Bennett’s wallaby consumes primarily herbs and grasses.