Posted by: danielfee | August 10, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 08-10-2012

Wallaby – Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

At the end of my long hike, on my way back to the lodge, I ran into this little guy just hanging out on the walking path. Wallabies are any of about thirty species of macropod, which are marsupials belonging to the Family Macropodidae. It is an informal designation generally used for any macropod that is smaller than a kangaroo or wallaroo that has not been given some other name.

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  1. I’ve never heard of a wallaroo! There are a few tiny wild colonies of wallaby living her in England; one of the spookiest experiences was driving in Derbyshire on a foggy autumn evening just as dusk was coming on and a wallaby hopped out in front of us, stared, then hopped away!

    • A wallaroo is in the same family. They are in between the size of a wallaby and kangaroo. Having one jump out in front of you on a foggy night would be a little startling


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