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Banded Hare Wallaby

Banded Hare Wallaby

Status: Endangered
Classification: Mammals
Scientific Name: Lagostrophus fasciatus

The scientific name for this species is Lagostrophus fasciatus, they are often found in Western Australia specifically in Shark Bay, Bernier and Dorre Islands. They have excellent jumping ability and usually weigh from 1 kg (2.6 lbs) to 1.5 kg (2.9 lbs). They can grow up to 46 cm (18 inches) in length. Female wallabies are larger than males.

Banded wallabies prefer to feed at night. Fruits, grasses, spinifex, shrubs and plants are part of their diet. They are sociable animals and likes to congregate with other wallabies.

The Banded Hare Wallaby

Female wallabies often give birth to one and sometimes two babies. They spend about six-nine months in the mother's pouch.

Due to the clearing vegetation for agriculture, the banded hare wallabies disappeared from most of its range. In 1992, their population is about 9,700 but their current population are still unavailable up to this time.

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