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Animals of Australia

There are few places that match Australia for its unique animals, especially ts mammals such as its monotremes and marsupials and its abundant reptile and frog fauna.

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Common Wallaroo (Macropus robustus robustus, Macropodidae: Kangaroos, Wallabies) NSW, Australia

The Common Wallaroo occurs across much of Australia, except the far south and parts of northern Qld. The rufous coloured inland form of this animal is known as a Euro see The animals seen here are the grey/dark coloured 'nominate' form found in non-arid eastern Australia, where it is known as the Wallaroo. Males are larger and darker than females. Typically it is found in rocky country, especially where it abuts onto areas of grassland and pasture, which it visits to feed. Can be a wary animal. Also see



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