Bennett’s Wallaby

Exotic Animals
About This Project

Originally found on the island of Tasmania, the Bennett’s Wallaby is a sub-species of the common Red-Necked Wallaby found across Australia.

They mostly rest during the day and become active in the mornings and evenings. Their powerful hindquarters and long tail enable them to jump up to six feet high and to propel themselves at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.

There are several wild populations of Bennett’s Wallaby in the UK today. The first were on the island of Inchconnachan and Loch Lomond in Scotland when two pairs were taken from Whipsnade Zoo in 1975. Others are now seen in the Peak District, East Sussex, West Sussex and Hampshire.