Outside Animals

Bennett's Wallaby Macropus rufogriseus


The Bennett’s Wallaby is found in coastal woodlands and Eucalyptus forests that have both shrub cover and open areas.

Diet in the wild

Grass, leaves, roots and a variety of other vegetation

Diet at the Zoo

Specially formulated biscuits

Fascinating Facts

  • Wallabies are smaller than kangaroos
  • Wallabies can hop four-feet to six-feet high
  • Identify each other by smell
  • Swallow their food without chewing it thoroughly, similar to cattle and reindeer