Australian wallaroos are marsupials that, like their close relatives the kangaroos, carry their young, which are known as joeys, in the comfort and security of a pouch.
Kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos are members of a family of marsupials that are known as macropods. The wallaroo, Macropus robustus, is one of the 73 species of macropods that is endemic to Australia,
There are two major sub-species of wallaroos – each of which is readily recognised not only by its distinctly different appearance but also by its location and its natural habitat.
The Eastern Wallaroo, which is also known as the Common or Grey Wallaroo, rules the slopes of the Great Dividing Range that snakes from north to south down the eastern edge of Australia and divides the moist coastal and hinterland regions from the more arid interior of the continent. It’s the vast outback regions west of the ranges that are the province of the Red Wallaroo, a sub-species that’s known as the Euro and that thrives in arid and semi-arid environments.
Photos of both sub-species are shown in this gallery, including images of stocky and muscular male wallaroos in eastern Australia, females in the outback, and an unusual and beautiful animal with distinctive black and white fur.
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