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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Albino Bennett’s Wallaby - Nashville Zoo

Albino Bennett’s Wallaby - Nashville Zoo

The Wallabies came to the Nashville Zoo in 2010, but may be easy to miss. They are located in the Critter Encounter (Petting Zoo) area of the park. The females are brown, but the male is an albino.

Bennett’s wallabies are smaller relatives to the kangaroo, and are native to southeastern portions of Australia including Tasmania. They are also known as red-necked wallabies due to the reddish fur on the back of the neck and shoulders. Wallabies are crepuscular meaning they are most active at twilight and dusk. Bennett’s wallabies have an average life span of 20 years and their conservation status is stable.

If you like zoo animals, or are a fan of the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, I invite you to check out my Nashville Zoo website gallery:

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