Common wallaroo

Macropus robustus

The Common wallaroo lives in or near rocky hills, caves or rock formations with large overhangs which can provide shade during the day.

They can be found throughout most of Australia where suitable habitat is available. Habitat must include shrub along streams near their main food sources. Common wallaroos are herbivorous, grazing mostly on shrubs and soft grasses.

Weight is 16-35 kg and they can live up to approximately 22 years.

Major threaths are dog attacks, hunting and colisions with motror vehicles.

Humans  pose the greatest threat to these magnificent wild animals as they are targeted by commercial shooters “harvesting” skins, hides  and  meat  for commercial gain.