Agile Wallaby

Agile Wallaby inspecting leaf litter

Scientific Name: Notamacropus agili

Size: TL 1,180–1,700mm, including tail 587–840mm

What does it look like?

The Agile Wallaby is yellowish-brown above, with pale buff stripe on thigh, and whitish below. Head has rounded snout, indistinct pale brown cheek-stripe and, short, dark brown, longitudinal stripe on forehead (not always present).

Where is it found?

Found in northern Australia and New Guinea. It is the most common wallaby in Australia’s north. 

What are its habitats & habits?

The Agile Wallaby is found in grassy woodland and adjacent grassland. Lives in social groups, grazing on grasses, fruits and sedges, mostly late in the afternoon and at night, and shelters during high temperatures in shade.

Interesting facts

Has become a pest of crops in areas where numbers become large.

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A Naturalist's Guide to the Mammals of Australia front cover

This species features in my book A Naturalist’s Guide to the Mammals of Australia

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