Wallaroos are arguably the cutest animals on earth. That’s a fact. Want to know some more facts?
The word “wallaroo” is a combination (in both word and meaning) of a wallaby and a kangaroo. A kangaroo is generally large and slim-bodied. A wallaby is typically smaller and heavy-set. A wallaroo is right in the middle.
There are many different types of wallaroos. Some are: the Common Wallaroo, the Black Wallaroo, the Antilopine, among others. They can range from 55 to 80 cm in length and 10 to 22 kg in weight.
Relatives of the wallaroo first arose in the Pliocene era, about 4-5 million years ago. In Australia there are currently around 50 species in the Family Macropodidae (which means “big feat”). There’s another twelve or so in New Guinea. A common feature of these animals is that they are grazers.
Wallaroos are spread fairly evenly throughout the east coast of Australia. They are hill-dwellers and tend to live on slopes, ridges, foothills, and small mountains. They can be seen in parts of Queensland, Victoria, and the Monaro.
If you have any pictures that you’ve taken of wallaroos in the wild or wallaroos at zoos, please send them to us! We would love to post them on our blog!
Another fact – one of the main reasons we chose the name “Wallaroo Media” is because we think it sounds awesome!