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Parma Wallaby Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Macropus eugenii
  • Class

    Mammals
  • Order

    Marsupialia
  • Range

    Eastern coast of Australia

  • Status

    In 1965 a population of parma wallabies, thought to be extinct, was discovered in Australia. They are currently considered near threatened. Lincoln Park Zoo participates in the Parma Wallaby Species Survival Plan®, a shared conservation effort by zoos throughout the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

  • Habitat

    Forests (commonly with high precipitation) with thick underbrush

  • Niche

    Widely dispersed throughout their habitats, parma wallabies hide within bushes before emerging to feed in the evening.

  • Life History

    There is little social organization—different ages and genders interact. Promiscuous by nature, the male will vocalize during breeding.

  • Special Adaptations

    • Also known as the white-throated wallaby do to their coloration.
    • Parma wallabies communicate with visual clues. For example, aggression is exhibited by tail wagging and foot stomping.

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