Wallabies are marsupials from the islands of Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and New Guinea Click here for Wallaby photos!
They are small- to medium-sized kangaroos
There are 30 different types of wallabies that live in many types of habitats, including rocky areas, grasslands, forests and swamps
Wallabies range in size from the size of a rabbit to almost 1.8 m long
The soft, woolly fur can be gray, brown, red or almost black. The belly is lighter
Females (called fliers, or Jill's) have a pouch in which the young live and drink milk
The young is carried in pouch for 37 weeks, then suckled another 9 months
Males (called boomers, or Jack's) are larger than females
Babies are called joeys
They have short arms with clawed fingers. strong, legs, and long, four-toed feet with claws They can hop and jump with their powerful legs
These herbivores (plant eaters) eat grass, leaves, and roots
They swallow their food without chewing it and later regurgitate a cud and chew it
They need very little water; they can go for months without drinking, and they dig their own water wells
They live in groups of up to 50, each made up of smaller groups of 10 or less
To see a QuickTime movie of the most common type of wallaby, please click here
Source: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/Australia.shtml, http://elicos.qut.edu.au/students/ozstudies/luca/M14.htm