Swamp Wallaby

Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) are uncommon at The Cape.

This wallaby is a smaller, stockier and much darker mammal than the local kangaroo. They feed on the leaves of shrubs, ferns and grasses, are active during the day but are extremely shy and usually solitary. They will probably spend most of their time within the Bunurong Coastal Reserve where the habitat suits them, while occasionally coming out into the open, grassy spots of The Cape where these photos were taken. It moves extremely quick when disturbed and has a distinctive loud, thumping, hopping action.

Nature Observations around The Cape

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