The swamp wallaby, also known as the black wallaby or black pademelon, lives in the dense understorey of rainforests, woodlands and dry sclerophyll forest along eastern Australia. This unique Australian macropod has a dark black-grey coat with a distinctive light-coloured cheek stripe.
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The swamp wallaby is so different to other wallabies that they have their very own genus. They are macropods which, among other traits, are characterised by their long narrow feet. It has a dark coat with a yellow to red underside and usually a lighter-coloured cheek stripe.
Swamp wallabies forage widely, eating a variety of ferns, heath and shrubs. Interestingly, they are able to eat plants such as bracken and hemlock which are poisonous to other Australian animals.
Generally active from dusk until dawn, swamp wallabies are mostly solitary animals, but may gather to feed during the evening.
- Common name
- Swamp wallaby
- Scientific name
- Wallabia bicolor
- Conservation status in NSW
Parks in which this animal is found
- Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve
- Abercrombie River National Park
- Arakoon National Park
- Barrington Tops National Park
- Berowra Valley National Park
- Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
- Dharawal National Park
- Everlasting Swamp National Park
- Glenbrook area in Blue Mountains National Park
- High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park
- Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park
- Lane Cove National Park
- Lower Grose Valley area in Blue Mountains National Park
- Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park
- Mount Wilson area in Blue Mountains National Park
- Murray Valley Regional Park
- Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
- South East Forest National Park
- Southern Blue Mountains area in Blue Mountains National Park
- Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park
- Washpool National Park
- Yarrangobilly area in Kosciuszko National Park