Red-necked pademelon is brown-grey above, cream below with reddish neck
is one of several similar species that live in eastern Australia. They
hide and sleep during the day and come out at night to browse on short
green grass and shrubs.
Red-necked Pademelon lives in rainforest and eucalypt forest, often
on the edge of the forest hiding in the thicker part and coming out
to feed on lush grasses in the cover of darkness.
breed all year round starting around 17 months of age, having one young.
They can move very fast when and when they get frightened they will
thump the ground in alarm with their hind feet. Main predators are the
fox, dingo, large birds of prey, python snakes and unfortunately domestic
Average weight is 7 kg for males and 4 kg for females.
head and body lenght in males 52cm. females 42cm. Average
tail lenght is 43cm for males, females 35cm.