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Swamp Wallaby

While walking through the wetlands, you may notice paths beaten down through the grass and reeds. These are created by the appropriated named Swamp (or Black) Wallabies (Wallabia bicolor). They are the largest of the Australian native animals in the wetlands.
Swamp Wallabies are the only living member of the genus Wallabia. They live in dense thickets of reeds and grasses and usually come out at night to feed. Solitary by nature, each wallaby has a specific range over which it roams. They only get together for mating.
In the wetlands you are more likely to hear their characteristic heavy thumping through the grass than see them. But keep your eyes peeled – you might catch sight of one. And if you see two together, there’s ‘roo-mance’ in the air.

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