Whiptail Wallabies are a small light grey to brownish grey member of the Macropus
family. They are marsupials, and are closely related to the Red kangaroo
. Their name refers to their long slender tail which has a dark tip. Whiptail Wallabies are a social species living in mob
s (or packs) of up to 50 individuals. The mobs are furthur divided into sub-groups with about 10 members each. Each sub-group has one dominant male, a few females, and a few male and female children (or Joeys).
Found mainly in the north eastern part of New South Wales and Queensland, Whiptail Wallabies are grazers. Their population exploded after the large scale clearing of land early in the twentieth century.