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Banded Hare Wallaby
Scientific Name: Lagostrophus fasciatus
The scientific name for this species is Lagostrophus fasciatus, they are
often found in Western Australia specifically in Shark Bay, Bernier and
Dorre Islands. They have excellent jumping ability and usually weigh
from 1 kg (2.6 lbs) to 1.5 kg (2.9 lbs). They can grow up to 46 cm (18
inches) in length. Female wallabies are larger than males.
Banded wallabies prefer to feed at night. Fruits, grasses, spinifex,
shrubs and plants are part of their diet. They are sociable animals and
likes to congregate with other wallabies.
Female wallabies often give birth to one and sometimes two babies.
They spend about six-nine months in the mother's pouch.
Due to the clearing vegetation for agriculture, the banded hare
wallabies disappeared from most of its range. In 1992, their population
is about 9,700 but their current population are still unavailable up to