The Darwin museum collection
has been replenished with a taxidermied red-necked wallaby, which came from the
Moscow Zoo. The taxidermy mount was made by the taxidermist of the museum -
The red-necked wallaby or Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus Desmarest, 1817) is a species of the Macropodidae (kangaroo) family. It is found in coastal scrub sclerophyll forest throughout coastal and highland eastern Australia, as well as on the island of Tasmania and other Bass Strait islands. Over the past thirty years, due to the decrease in hunting them and partial clearing of forests, the population of red-necked wallaby in Tasmania, northeastern New South Wales, and coastal Queensland has increased significantly.
Active at dusk. During the daytime, they occasionally look for food. These animals have no pronounced social behavior: many of the red-necked wallabies are solitary, although they can also live in small groups. These red-necked kangaroos feed on plant food.
7 October 2021
Donor Appreciation Day 2021
2 October 2021
World Animal Day celebration at the Darwin Museum