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They are found in the northern third of Australia and New Guinea.
They live in grassy areas and open forests near rivers and streams but also are found in mangroves along the coasts.
They are brown with a lighter belly. They have a white stripe across their thigh. Males are much larger than females standing more than 4 feet tall.
They are a solitary species of wallaby, though may gather in groups (mobs) to feed. They are good swimmers. They are easily startled and will panic if frightened and can injure themselves trying to escape predators. They sleep during the day and are active in the mornings, evenings and at night (nocturnal).
They eat grass, roots and insects.
They are hunted by dingos and man.
Females are only pregnant (gestation) for 1 month, but like kangaroos, the tiny babies develop in the pouch for many months.
Lifespan and/or Conservation Status
They may live 12-15 years in the wild. They are listed as Lower Risk - least concern.
Species: Macropus agilis
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