Animal Species:Swamp Wallaby
The Swamp Wallaby is not as common in Sydney as it once was, but can still be found in a few places in its preferred habitat of thick forest undergrowth or sandstone heath.
Standard Common Name
This small, stocky wallaby has dark brown fur, often with lighter rusty patches on the belly, chest and base of the ears.
66 cm - 85 cm
The Swamp Wallaby lives in eastern Australia, in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and south-eastern South Australia. Introduced in New Zealand.
The preferred habitat of the Swamp Wallaby is thick forest undergrowth or sandstone heath.
Feeding and Diet
The Swamp Wallaby feeds on a variety of plants including introduced and native shrubs, grasses and ferns.
Like many marsupials, female Swamp Wallabies can suckle two joeys of different ages. The pouch life of each joey is eight to nine months, although they may continue to suckle until 15 months of age.
Mating and reproduction
Breeding occurs throughout the year in Swamp Wallabies.