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Animal Parma Wallaby
Common Name Parma wallaby
Biological name, macropus parma
A small hopping kangaroo like animal. It is a mammal native to the forests of Southeastern Australia
It's size is about a fat cat, head body and length up to 52cm. The fur is uniform greyish brown on the back and shoulder with a dark stripe ending mid back.
Preferred habitat is moist eucalypt forest with thick, shrubby understorey, often with nearby grassy areas, rainforest margins and occasionally drier eucalypt forest.
It is found only in areas of the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales, from the Watagan Mountains in the south to the Gibraltar Range in the north.
Parma wallabies are herbivores and feed on grasses and herbs. Parma wallabies are mostly solitary and usually active at night, sleeping during the day amongst dense vegetation
A Parma Wallaby's tail is the same length as its body. The female can become fertile again just days after giving birth