Pretty-faced Wallaby (Macropus parryi)
Coco did the write-up for today’s mammal, the pretty-faced or whip-tail wallaby. Take it away, Coco!
Pretty-faced wallabies are found in Australia. There are many different kinds of wallabies. They have very strong back legs that are great for traveling long distances. They use their tail for balance as they hop around. Some marsupials have back-opening pouches so the dirt doesn’t get into their pouches when they dig, but wallabies have front-opening pouches.
Wallabies look a lot like kangaroos but smaller. They sleep during the day and are awake during the nighttime. They eat bushes and grass. My mom calls me wallababy and I call her wallamama.