Bennett's wallaby Macropus rufogriseus
Animals in our sanctuary
Owen comes from people who owned several Bennett Wallabies to breed. When they decided to stop breeding, the animals had to be separated to prevent inbreeding. Because of this, they had not enough space. So they looked for a new place for some of the wallabies.
Yamba was found roaming around in Nieuw-Vennep (Nl) and after a few days was caught by the animal ambulance with the help of the police. He was temporarily taken in by Stichting AAP in the hope that his owner would come forward. Unfortunately no one ever came to ask for him.
Where does he feel most at home?
You can find the red-necked wallaby in the dry areas on the south coast of Australia, in the state Queensland and on the island of Tasmania. They will sleep during the day, but at night time you can find them looking for food in open spaces of the forest or on the savannah.
What's his favourite food?
They are herbivores. They prefer to eat grasses, but will eat small twigs from bushes or trees. When they are thirsty they will eat juicy tree roots or dig a hole for water.
A female red-necked wallaby can produce two types of mother milk at the same time. She can carry in her pouch a 9-month old youngling at the same time as a youngling who is still the size of a bread bean.Adopt this Bennett's wallaby