19 facts about Red-necked wallaby

Red-necked wallaby
11.Their main predators include dingoes and wedge-tailed eagles.
They are also hunted commercially for their meat and fur.
12.The red-necked wallaby's mating season depends on its habitat.
In mainland Australia, they breed essentially year-round, while the population living in Tasmania breeds between January and July.
13.Females of the species reach sexual maturity at about 14 months of age, while males reach sexual maturity at about 19 months.
14.The gestation period of a red-necked wallaby is about 30 days.
The joey is born without fur, is blind, is the size of a bean, and weighs less than one gram. After birth, it climbs into the pouch, where it feeds for the next eight to nine months. In rare cases, twin pregnancies occur.
15.The young usually emerges from the pouch when it is seven months old.
16.Alloparenting is common among red-necked wallabies.
Females often take care of a non-descendant young.
17.The life expectancy of a red-necked wallaby in the wild is between nine and 15 years.
Specimens living under human protection, i.e., zoos, usually live up to five years, but many cases are as long-lived as those in the wild.
18.They are good swimmers, and their swimming style is similar to that of dogs.
19.The population of red-necked wallabies is not threatened, and their numbers are stable.
There have been times when increased human hunting for meat and fur, as well as farmers' treatment of the red-necked wallaby as a threat to crops and sheep food supplies, have led to a significant decline in their population.

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