Australian wallabies are marsupials that carry their young, which are known as joeys, in the comfort and security of a pouch. Wallabies, together with kangaroos and wallaroos, are members of a family of marsupials that are known as macropods, and although 73 species of macropods call Australia home, approximately 40 are wallabies that are generally smaller than kangaroos and wallaroos.
This photo gallery includes images of five species of wallabies and features the rare and vulnerable Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby, Petrogale xanthopus that was photographed in the wild in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Here you’ll also see the Black-footed Rock Wallaby, Petrogale lateralis, another vulnerable species, that was photographed as it clambered across the rocky landscape at Simpson’s Gap in the West MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs.
There are photos of the beautiful Whiptail Wallaby, Macropus parryi, and a close-up portrait of this attractive animal provides all the evidence you’ll need to realise that its alternative colloquial name of ‘pretty face wallaby’ is justified.
This photo gallery will also introduce you to the Red-necked Wallaby, Macropus rufogriseus with images showing this species within its natural habitat, a female with her large joey clambering into her pouch, and a close-up portrait of the face of this beautiful Australian native animal.
Lastly, there are photos of the Swamp Wallaby, Wallabia bicolor, with images showing a female with a tiny joey peering out of her pouch, and others, in a woodland environment, feeding on the foliage of native shrubs and grasses.
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