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Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Kangaroos and Wallabies

White rhino with calf


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Kangaroos and Wallabies

Western Grey Kangaroo

What's the difference between a kangaroo and a wallaby? They are both macropods—marsupials that carry their young in a pouch, have large hind legs that are ideal for hopping along at impressive speeds through Australia's savannas or forests, and a long, thick tail that can act as a third leg to help them balance. Kangaroos are the largest macropods, and wallabies are slightly smaller. At Walkabout Australia, you can walk among western gray kangaroos and red-necked wallabies, and observe their similarities and differences for youself!


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