Mammal Macropus agilis (Agile Wallaby)

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Scientific Name: Macropus agilis

Common Names: Agile Wallaby

Sub-class: Marsupialia

Family: Macropodidae

Other Names: NA

Distribution: Northern Australia and New Guinea

Habitat: Monsoonal rainforest, near creeks and rivers during the dry season. During the wet season they retreat to higher going on hills and escarpments. They are particularly fond of new green grass shoots after a bush fire and will hide in thicker dense bushland during the day, venturing our to open plains at night.

Field Notes: Mid-sized Macropod species with males reaching 27 kg and females 15 kg. They are sandy brown to red in colour. The underside of the body is lighter. Agile Wallabies have a dark stripe between to ears to the eyes and a light coloured stripe on the cheak. They also have a distinctive light stripe on the thighs. The margins of the ears and the tail tip are black.

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Images By Blake - July 2011 - Location: Australia Zoo



 
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Beautiful shot Blake
Australia Zoo is a great place with great wildlife and enclosures , Animals like this can't be seen just anywhere and it is fantastic animal.
 
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