Australia - Robert Downie
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Bennetts Wallaby Trail

A Bennetts Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) with its thick winter coat in preparation for a snowy winter in Mount Field National Park which forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The predominately solitary and nocturnal creatures can occasionally gather together for food, water or shelter. The wallaby is sometimes known on the mainland as a Red-necked Wallaby however the Tasmanian form (Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus) is predominately referred to as the Bennett's wallaby. It is much smaller and has dark thick long shaggy fur to deal with the harsher winters in contrast to the lighter thinner fur of its mainland relatives. Throughout nature it is common for island species to shrink in size relative to their continental cousins. Tasmania, Australia


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