Kangaroos and Wallabies are losing habitat in Baw Baw Shire because of farming and urbanization.

The eastern grey kangaroo readily adapts to altered landscapes that still provide shelter, water and grass to eat. Golf courses, outer suburban parks, rural residential areas and farmland can all provide habitat for eastern grey kangaroos.

Without fear of being hunted or disturbed, eastern grey kangaroos have had little inclination to move out of their traditional habitats and territories. They now tolerate our presence and we tolerate theirs, often enjoying the sight of one of our largest native animals at close quarters. But these are wild animals not domestic animals. https://environment.des.qld.gov.au/wildlife/animals/living-with/kangaroos

The same can be said for wallabies.

Kangaroos and wallabies are macropods (Macropodidae family). They are marsupials (carry their young in a pouch) and are mammals (warm blooded and feed their young milk)



Wallabies are different in size, colouring, speed, their teeth and where they live, to kangaroos. But put simply, wallabies are smaller than kangaroos.

Swamp wallabies require dense understorey with nearby grassland. You’ll find swamp wallabies in some reserves and bushland areas around Baw Baw Shire.