Wild albino (31)
|This is a wild albino Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) from Buny Island in Tasmania. For some strange reason a reasonable percentage of the wallaby population on Bruny Island are albino and saw up to 20 feeding amongst 50 wallaby’s on the southern part of the island (see workshop).|
Wallaby’s found on Tasmania was until the 1980s thought to be a separate species known as Bennett’s Wallaby, however genetic testing showed that it was just a woollier subspecies of the mainland Red-necked Wallaby. The thicker coat and slightly more robust nature of the Tasmanian wallaby was just an adaptation to the colder climate.
So if you’re ever on Bruny island and want to see the albino wallaby’s just go to the Adventure Bay caravan park and they can be found in the adjacent paddocks near dusk.
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