Whiptail Wallaby is also known as the Blue Flier and Pretty-Face wallaby,
it is easy to see why this is so, it is truly a beautiful looking animal.The
coat is light brownish to grey, and white underneath with a light brown
stripe from the neck to the shoulder, it has a white stripe on the hip
and also on the upper lip.The female becomes sexually mature at about
18-24 months old, males will rarely have the opportunity to mate untill
they reach 2-3 years, due to the dominant male of the group keeping
other males at bay.
takes place all year round. After a gestation period of 34-38 days one
young are born and stays in the pouch for about 37 weeks, they continue
to suckle form mum untill they are about 15 months old.
are social animals and live in groups of up to 50, being females, males
and young.The Whiptail is most abundant in Northern NSW and southern
Queensland, it is also found further north as far as Cooktown. Whiptail
Wallabies feed mainly on grasses, ferns and native small plants from
late afternoon till early night, sleeps, and starts eating again at
dawn into early morning. Daytime is spent mainly sleeping.
habitat is undulating or hilly county with open forest and grassy under
and body length can vary quite a lot depending on are, average measurement
for males 93cm. females 76cm.
length average, males 96cm. females 79cm.
weight in males 14-26 kg. females 7-15kg