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Naturally our population is always changing and if you would like to see our latest arrivals then come and visit! In the meantime we hope you enjoy these photos.

Western Grey Kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus)

These kangaroos are found locally and make up the biggest percentage of our population. They are naturally gregarious and live in “mobs”. Within the mob there is a complex social structure and a dominant male who must fight the other males for the right to mate. The females make great mums caring for their offspring for approximately 2 years and giving them milk for 18 months of this time.

Western Grey Kangaroos Western Grey Kangaroos

 

Red Kangaroos (Macropus Rufus)

Found in central & northern Australia, the Red is the largest of the kangaroos and can weigh up to 100 kgs. They too live in mobs and have a dominant male. They can range in colour from a smoky/grey commonly called a Blue Flyer to a beautiful rusty red. They have the amazing ability to hold an embryo in suspension allowing it to be born at a later date. This is called embryonic diapause.

Red Kangaroos White Red Kangaroos

 

Euros (Macropus Robustus)

Found throughout most of Australia except the Southern areas. In Eastern Australia they are called Wallaroo’s. As their scientific name would suggest, the Euro though not particularly tall has a very strong muscle bound build. Much more solitary in nature they can be quite cantankerous and genrally do things on their terms. They are very agile rock climbers and when in care can often be found lying on beds and chairs. They too can produce embryonic diapause.

Euro Euro

 

Western Brush Wallabies (Macropus Irma)

Found locally the Western Brush Tail Wallaby weigh on average 7 to 9 kgs fully grown. Though only small they are quite capable of standing up for themselves if nedd be. They prefer areas with lots of undergrowth where they can hide. Like the Euro they too are fairly solitary. They generally have a gentle nature though once again fighting amongst males f
or dominance is normal. They are often referred to as Black Glove Wallabies due to the distinctive black gloves found on their hands & feet.

Western Brush Wallabies Western Brush Wallabies

 

Tammar Wallaby (Macropus Eugenii)

Small in statute but with lots Tof personality. Like a lot of wallabies the Tammar is fairly solitary and generally has a fairly cantankerous nature. Formerly widespread on mainland Australia their numbers had dwindled mainly due to predation. Breeding is seasonal with most births occurring between Jan-March. Most young are independent by 12 months.

Tammar Wallaby Tammar Wallaby

 

Dingo (Canis Lupus)

Introduced to Australia about 4000 years ago, the Dingo’s closest relative is the South East Asian Wolf. They come in 3 colours – ginger, black or white. They are Australians top order predator and help to keep the balance of nature. They breed only once a year and the whole pack helps provide food for the pups. Dingos can not back but instead howl as a means of communicating with each other. Timid by nature, the dingo is often wrongly portrayed as a theat to humans. Dingoes cannot bark.

Dingo Dingo

 

Emu (Dumains Novaehollandiae)

The Emu is Australian’s largest flightless bird that can grow to 2 mtrs in height. The female lays the eggs but the male sits on the eggs and raises the young chicks. Chicks can stay with their father for as long as 18 months. Emus have a long life span of 20 years or more. It feeds on fruits, leaves, grasses and insects. The Emu is found throughout mainland Australia.

Emu Emu

 

Kangaroos make great mums, they have only one joey at a time (though twins do sometimes occur) and depending on the type of kangaroo care fo that joey for up to 2 years. They are patient and loving with their offspring, teaching them all the skills they need to enable them them to survive on their own. Female joeys will often stay with their mums for life and have a continuing relationship.
Here at Uralla we sometimes have the unique privilege of being allowed a sneak preview of some tiny babies.

Kangaroos make great mums Kangaroos make great mums Kangaroos make great mums

 

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Testimonials

We have been there twice for 3 and a half months and then back recently to see our babies for two weeks. Chris and Jessica, our babies Star, Faith and Rosalie. Star and Rosalie arrived the same day as us, Star 1.3kg and Rosalie 2.1kg. Faith was a mere pinky and approx 500 grams. All much bigger when we left and huge when we went back for a few weeks in May 2013. Much love to Mandy, John.

- acumul8r1

Did You Know?

A kangaroo pregnancy takes 30 days

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