Saturday, 27 December 2008
CC: The Wallaby
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This wallaby has been a greatgrandmother for many years. She is tame and lives in the Botanic Gardens near the Nature's Powerhouse in Cooktown.
Often mistaken as kangaroos at first glance, Wallabies are the marsupials found in the lands of Australia. They are found in all states of Australia and in Papua New Guinea. Wallabies are well suited to the bushy highlands of Tasmania, and are very common in some areas. As Tasmania does not have the flat, open spaces of mainland Australia, the kangaroos are nowhere near as plentiful as wallabies. Wallabies range in size from the size of a rabbit to almost 6 ft long. The soft, woolly fur can be gray, brown, red or almost black. The belly is lighter. Females (called fliers) have a pouch in which the young live and drink milk. Males (called boomers) 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.
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