Also known as the Black Wallaby the Swamp Wallaby is a small macropod measuring from the head to tail-base 70cm (for males) and weighing on average 17kg (for males).
This species is found from Cape York to South-Western Victoria being found along the entirety of Australia’s east coast. Here in Mount Evelyn they’re a common sight you can find them in and near forested reserves like Quinn and Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve, if lucky they may even visit your own backyard.
Unlike its larger kangaroo cousins this wallaby doesn’t like open terrain (paddocks/grasslands) preferring the thick undergrowth of forests and woodlands. Active throughout the day Swamp Wallabies are encountered most frequently at dusk/early evening.