IUCN STATUS: Least Concern
Found throughout coastal and highland eastern Australia, Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands, red necked wallabies live off grasses, roots, tree leaves and weeds. They are distinguished by their black nose and paws with a reddish tinge across their shoulders.
Females give birth to one Joey at a time, weighing less than 1g, which will stay in their mother’s pouch for around 280 days. Joeys first look out of the pouch at around 6 months old, but will not come out of the pouch until they are around 7 months old.
Wild populations of red-necked wallabies can also be found in the Peak District, Derbyshire and the Ashdown Forest.
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