Parma Wallaby

Macropus parma

Kangaroos and wallabies are in the same family, with wallabies as the smaller of the two. When a baby wallaby, called a joey, is born it climbs into a pouch on its mother’s belly where it stays safe and hidden for the first six or seven months of its life.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Spaulding Children’s Zoo
lengthLength: 1.5 to 2 ft
weightWeight: 11 lbs
lifespanLifespan: 5 to 7 yrs
habitatHabitat: Forest and grassland
dietDiet: Grass
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Near threatened)