Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor

Swamp Wallaby
Black Pademelon
The Swamp Wallaby is native to forests of eastern Australia. The southern dark subspecies shown is also called the Black Pademelon.
Swamp Wallaby
Swamp Wallaby
Swamp Wallaby
They are some 75 cm tall (two and a half feet) with a tail the same length. The name "bicolor" relates to greyish limbs, underside and face with a dark brown back. There is often rufous colouring on the underside and around the ears. The face has a white stripe from ear to muzzle. The northern subspecies is lighter, yellower and smaller.
Swamp Wallaby "I'm a bit tied up at the moment."
Swamp Wallaby "Bound to be; my hands are tied."
Swamp Wallaby
It is usually solitary but may gather at food sources. It is mainly nocturnal.
Swamp Wallaby
Black Pademelon female with pouch Female with pouch for young
Swamp Wallaby
Unlike most other kangaroos and wallabies, it browses on shrubs and leaves rather than grass (and is said to be able to eat plants that are poisonous to other mammals - including humans).