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Wallaroo(Macropus robustus) informations, facts -

Wallaroo(Macropus robustus)
Wallaroo(Macropus robustus)

Wallaroo(Macropus robustus) is a large-sized, macropod mammal native in Australia. There are three living species in the world. Wallaroo is closely related to wallabies and kangaroos. Normally a large, slim-bodied macropod is called a "Kangaroo"; a small or medium-sized thick-set macropod is called a "Wallaby". Most wallaroos are only a little smaller than a kangaroo and a little bigger than a wallaby.



Wallaroo's scientific name is Macropus robustus. Wallaroo is also known as Euro, Rocky Kangaroo(reason, they love to live rocky areas). The word "Wallaroo" is from the Dharug walaru. The name "Wallaroo" is a combination of wallaby and kangaroo.

Common Name: Wallaroo
Scientific Name: Macropus robustus
Other Name: Euro, Rocky Kangaroo

Scientific Classification

Wallaroo belongs to the Animalia kingdom, a large-sized mammal. Wallaroo is the family member of Marcropos. There are three living species in the world: "Common wallaroo", "Black wallaroo", "Antilopine wallaroo". Wallaroo conservation status is the least concern, that's means this species is not in danger.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodontia
Genus: ‎Osphranter
Family: Macropos
Group: Mammal
Number of Species: 3
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Living & Habitat

Wallaroo is found in eastern Australia, from Victoria to Queensland. They prefer to habitat rocky outcrops, stony ground.

Living Locations: Australia
Habitat: Rocky outcrops, Stony ground

Physical Classification

They are physically large and hole body covers with fur. The color of a wallaroo is reddish-brown or blue-grey. The weight of An adult male can reach 19 kg to 22 kg and a female can reach 13 kg. Wallaroo is small than a kangaroo in size. Normally the length of wallaroo reaches 60 cm to 70 cm. Wallaroo uses its tail to jump and cross the high distances. Their speed up to 28km/h. 

Color: Reddish-brown, Blue-grey
Skin Type: Fur
Weight: 13 kg to 22 kg (Approx)
Size: 60 cm to 70 cm (Approx)
Top Speed: Up to 28 km/h(Approx)


Wallaroo is mainly is part of the Herbivores diet. They eat grass, small plants, vegetable, fruits(in human care). Wallaroo has predators like wild cats, Fox many more. But an adult wallaroo is very fast and but a young one not so much. Predators can easily catch those youngs.

Diet: Herbivores
Favorite Food: Gress, Plants, Vegetables
Predators: Wild cats, Fox


Wallaroo is a natural and solitary animal. Their lifespan up to 18 years, but in human care, they can reach up to 19 years. Male wallaroos reach sexual maturity at 2 years of age and females reach sexual maturity at 16 months. After the gestation period lasts around 30 to 38 days and then born young. The young wallaroo called 'Joeys'. 

Lifespan: Up to 18 Years
Age of Sexual Maturity: 2 Years
Gestation Period: 34 Days
Average Litter Size: 1
Baby called: Joeys
Age of Weaning: 15 to 16 Months


  • Wallaroo is a combination of wallaby and kangaroo. For this reason, the name "wallaroo" also comes from the mix of wallaby and kangaroo.

  • Wallaroo means "rock kangaroo" because wallaroo love lives in rocky areas.


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