Parma Wallaby photographed at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia.
Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.
PARMA WALLABY FACTS
The Parma Wallaby has greyish brown back with white throat and chest. The conservation status of this wallaby is listed as "near threatened". They are highly susceptible to predation by foxes.
head and body length of about 50cm long
wet eucalypt forest with dense undergrowth. Also found in dry forest, and sometimes in rainforest. Shelters in dense shrubs during the day and comes out to feed at night.
Feeds on grasses and herbaceous plants.
Single young born after gestation of 35 days. Leaves the pouch at about 6-7 months of age. It is fully weaned at about 8-9 months of age.
central parts of the Great Diving Range in New South Wales
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "lower risk/near threatened".
|Common Name:||Parma Wallaby|
Relatives in same Genus
Agile Wallaby (M. agilis)
Tammar Wallaby (M. eugenii)
Western Grey Kangaroo (M. fuliginosus)
Eastern Grey Kangaroo (M. giganteus)
Whiptail Wallaby (M. parryi)
Common Wallaroo (M. robustus)
Red-necked Wallaby (M. rufogriseus)
Red Kangaroo (M. rufus)