Tammar Wallaby Macropus eugenii
(aka Dama or Darma Wallaby)
Tammar Wallaby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image Kangaroo Island, South Australia
March 2006

The Tammar Wallaby is distributed on Kangaroo Island with a different sub-species in Western Australia. There used to be a third sub-species, the nominate, on mainland South Australia. This became extinct in the wild but has since been re-introduced to the Yorke Peninsula, SA.

Tammar Wallaby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image It is found in dry eucalypt forest, woodland and scrub.

About the size of a large domestic cat it is dark grey-brown above with white flecks and pale grey to buff below with red-tinged flanks and limbs.

There is a page on this species at Wikipedia.

Tammar Wallaby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image
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