Black Wallaby

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Where & When:

Black Wallabies are common in both Port Campbell National Park Bay of Islands Coastal Park and are likely to be sighted at dusk and dawn.

The Gellibrand River Estuary is a great spot for viewing wallabies. Call in at Princetown and look over the river from the viewing platform in town to view their antics.

Look for evidence of pre-dawn and dusk drinks left by footprints in the sand near the river mouth.

Facts:

  • It is also known as the Swamp Wallaby and is a small macropod (meaning Big Foot) of eastern Australia. 
  • Black wallabies tend to be solitary or live in small family groups they do not congregate in large "mobs" like kangaroos. 
  • The Black Wallaby feeds at night and will eat shrubs, pasture, agricultural crops, and native and exotic vegetation. It appears to be able to tolerate a variety of plants poisonous to many other animals, including brackens, hemlock and lantana. 
  • To report injured wildlife call  1300 094 535

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Black Wallaby