Young Tasmanian Pademelon

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Mob of Pademelon

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Pademelon in pouch

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Young Tasmanian Pademelon

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Black Swamp Wallaby

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Rednecked Wallaby

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Northern Swamp Wallaby

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Black Swamp Wallaby

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Wallabies, Paddys & Quokka

License : Basic & Advanced - species dependent

Captive life span : up to 16 years

Size : Head & body length - varied across species 

Weight :  3 - 30kg - species dependent

Housing : small to large fenced yard or paddock

Red necked Wallaby - Macropus rufogriseus. There are 2 sub species of the Red necked wallaby. M.r. rufogriseus, Tasmania and Bass Strait Islands. M.r. banksianus, eastern central coast of the Australian mainland, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, in the east of its range. Also occurring in south eastern South Australia into south west Victoria. Size - M.r. banksianus head and body length 708-888mm, tail length 664-876mm and weight 12-24kg. M.r. rufogriseus head and body length 660-923mm, tail length 623-862mm and weight 11-27kg. Red Necked Pademelons live up to 10-15 years in captivity. You require a Basic Licence to keep this species in Victoria. M.r. banksianus is also know as the Bennett’s wallaby. Unfortunately the 2 sub-species will hybridise in captivity. It is highly likely that pure Bennett's wallabies have been lost in captive collections due to hybridisation.

Swamp (Black) Wallaby - Wallaia bicolor. There are 5 listed sub species. Suggestions is that the listing need revision.  The 2 sub species kept commonly in private captive collection are W.b. bicolor, found from the Queensland/NSW border though Victoria into South Australia. This subspecies is more commonly know as the Black Wallaby. W.b. ingrami found from NSW border north to Cairns. This subspecies is more commonly know as the Northern Swamp Wallaby. Size - head and body length 665-847mm, tail length 640-860mm and weight 10-20.5kg. Swamp wallabies live up to 5-9 years in captivity.  The sub species will hybridize in captivity.  It is recommended not to house this subspecies together.

Black Striped Wallaby - Macropus dorsalis. The Black striped wallaby lives in northern NSW with the majority of it’s range in eastern Queensland. Size - head and body length 480-820mm, tail length 520-832mm and weight 5.2-21kg. Average female weight 6.1kg and male 14kg. Black stripped wallabies live up to 6-15 years in captivity. You need and Advance Licence to keep this species in Victoria.

Tammar Wallaby - Macropus eugenii. The Tammar wallaby has patchy distribution ranges across southern South Australia, south Western Australia and western islands. Size - head and body length 520-680mm, tail length 330-450mm and weight 4-10kg.  Tammar wallabies live up to 6-15 years in captivity. You require a Basic Licence to keep this species in Victoria. 

Parma Wallaby - Macropus parma. The Parma wallaby range is restricted to area in nothern NSW. Size - head and body length 447-528mm, tail length 405-544mm and weight 3.2-5.9kg.  Parma wallabies live up to 6-15 years in captivity. You require an Advanced Licence to keep this species in Victoria. 

Agile Wallaby - Macropus agilis. The Agile wallaby's range is described as tropical coastal Australia from Queensland across the Northern Terriotry into Western Australia. There are 4 listed sub species.  3 occurring on the Australian mainland and 1 in New Guinea. Size - head and body length 593-850mm, tail length 587-840mm and weight males 16-27kg, females 9-15kg. Agile wallabies live up to 6-15 years in captivity. You need and Advance Licence to keep this species in Victoria

 

Tasmanian Pademelon - Thylogale billardierii. Although once occurring on the Australian mainland, the Tasmanian pademelon now is restricted to Tasmania and the Bass Strait Islands. Size - head and body length 560-630mm, tail length 320-417mm and weight 2.4-12kg.  Average is 7kg for and adult male. Tasmanian Pademelons live up to 4-8 years in captivity. You require a Basic Licence to keep this species in Victoria.

Red-legged Pademelon - Thylogale stigmatica. There are three sub species of red legged pademelon in Australia.  T.s. stigmatica, Cairns region. T.s. cokenii, Cape York. T.s. wilcoxi, Southern Queensland and New South Wales. Size - head and body length 386-536mm, tail length 300-473mm and weight 2.5-6.8kg. Red- legged Pademelons live up to 4-8 years in captivity. You require a Basic Licence to keep this species in Victoria.  This species is currently rare in private captive collections.

Quokka - Setonix brachyurus. Quokka live on Rottnest Island and mainland south-west Western Australia.   Size - head and body length 300-350mm, tail length 235-310mm and weight 1.6-4.2kg.  Quokkas live up to 6-10 years in captivity. You require a Advanced Licence to keep this species in Victoria.  This species was added to the Victorian wildife scheduals in 2009.  Numbers kept are currently low on private licences.