Wallabys at Our Long Island Zoo

Wallabies are members of the kangaroo clan found primarily in Australia and on nearby islands.

Although members of most wallaby species are small, some can grow up to approximately two meters in length. Their powerful hind legs are not only used for bounding at high speeds and jumping great heights, but also to administer vigorous kicks to fend off potential predators. Wallabies also have a powerful tail that is used mostly for balance and support.

Wallabies are herbivores, and the bulk of their diet is grasses and plants. Their elongated faces leave plenty of jaw room for the large, flat teeth necessary to chew their vegetarian meals.