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5 Little Known Facts About Wallabies August 22, 2016

Wallabies are far from being mysterious animals, which may lead people to believe they know everything about these cute animals, after all, they look and kind of act like kangaroos. However, like kangaroos, there are many different species of wallabies, and though they may have similar characteristics, each has their own unique identity that makes…

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Facts About WallabieFacts About Wallabies and Kangaroos, and Their Threats for Survivals and Kangaroos, and Their Threats for Survival August 15, 2016

Both kangaroos and wallabies are marsupials, meaning they carry their young in their pouch. Both also belong to a minor number of animals referred as macropods – or plant eating marsupials. The word ‘macropod’ actually means ‘big foot’, hence, the larger and more powerful hind legs, and larger feet, as well as long and muscular…

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Development and Life Cycle of Wallabies August 1, 2016

As a marsupial or pouched animal, wallaby belongs to the family of the kangaroos. There are actually about 30 different wallaby species called macropod belonging to the scientific family of Macropodidae. The word ‘macropodidae actually means ‘big feet’, because like kangaroos, wallabies have big back legs and that helps them hop, and shorter front legs…

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Differentiating Kangaroos and Wallabies July 25, 2016

Kangaroos and wallabies are both marsupials, belonging to the same family called Macropodidae, under the genus Macropus. Both animals overlap in their native territories, but their most distinguishable difference is their size. Wallabies are distinctively smaller, with more varied color patterns. Kangaroos on the other hand, live longer, but they take longer time to grow…

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Chapter 2 – What to Know Before You Buy June 4, 2014

Wallabies and wallaroos are not typical household pets. These animals have a variety of specific needs in regard to housing and diet. Before you go out and purchase either species, you must be certain that you can provide an appropriate home, and that you understand the pros and cons of becoming a macropod owner. 1.)  Do…

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Chapter 1 – Understanding Wallabies and Wallaroos June 4, 2014

Wallabies and wallaroos are marsupials in the family Macropodidae. This group of “macropods,” a name literally meaning “large foot,” also includes kangaroos, tree-kangaroos and pademelons. Macropods as a group are native to Australia,  New Guinea, and the neighboring islands. Prior to the European settlement of Australia, there were more than 50 different species of macropods. Six species…

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