Red-necked wallaby

Macropus rufogriseus


Red-necked wallabies are marsupials living on the ground. Hind limbs are remarkably stronger and longer than the front limbs. Hind legs don’t have the first toe and forth toe has evolved very strong. The long and strong tail helps the wallaby to stand and steer when jumping. Inhabits eucalyptus forests filled with daylight eating off the grasslands on the edge of the forests. Eats grass, leaves, fruits and tree barks. Survives pretty long without water. One or two descendants are born at a time who spend 9 months in the pouch. Lives up to 18 years. The species has been successfully introduced in New Zealand and Great Britain.

Bennetti-känguru-Martin Bennetti-känguru-Heldin-Punga Bennetti-känguru-Hannes-Mälter


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Indoor exhibitions are closed on Mondays. The zoo's territory is open for walking until 8 PM.

How to get here

Paldiski mnt. 145 – North Entrance

From Tallinn city centre (Kaubamaja) bus no. 42 (Bus stop Zoo) From Freedom square (Vabaduse väljak) buses no. 22, 41, and 42 (Bus stop Zoo) From Railway station (Balti jaam) buses no. 21, 41, and 43 (Bus stop Zoo)

Ehitajate tee 150 – West Entrance

From Tallinn city centre (Kaubamaja) bus no. 42 (Bus stop Karikakra or Nurmenuku) From Railway station (Balti jaam) bus no. 43 (Bus stop Karikakra, Nurmenuku or Zoo) Buses no. 10, 12, 13, 28, 37, 45, 46, 47

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E-R +372 6943 300; Emergency: 512 69 65

Ehitajate tee 150/Paldiski mnt. 145
Tallinn 13522, Estonia

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