A group of wallabies is called a “mob” but this species is mainly solitary often coming together to feed in the late afternoon into the evening.
A young wallaby or joey lives in its mother’s pouch for up to 9 months but will continue to feed from her for another 6 months.
A male wallaby is called a buck, boomer or jack.
A female wallaby is called a doe, flyer or jill.
Wallaby mothers can have a baby developing in the womb, a newborn in the pouch suckling milk and an older joey, out of the pouch, who still feeds from her (until weaning at around 18months old) – all at once!
Our mob consists of 5 adult wallabies. Marvin & Rupert, two males who joined us from Yorkshire Wildlife Park in 2013. Boomer, a young male, born here at the Park back in 2011. Dazzle, a female, is had a rarer albino wallaby, born here in 2012. And Juno, a female, who was also born here in 2011.