Kingdom : Animalia 
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Macropodidae
  Scientific Name : Thylogale

                      Size : 42 - 52cm (16.5 - 20.5in)
                 Weight : 3.5 - 12kg (7.7 - 26lbs)
           Top Speed : 55km/h (34mph)
            Life Span : 4 - 8 years

                Colour : Black, Brown, Grey, Red
           Skin Type : Fur
Special Features : Pointed nose and
                                short, thick tail
  1. Pademelons are small-medium sized marsupials found in Australian forests.
  2. They are very closely related to Kangaroos and Wallabies.
  3. There are around 7 species of Pademelons found in Australia and the surrounding islands.
  4. They inhabit the coasts of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Tasmania.
  5. They are solitary animals that live to be around 4-8 years in the wild.
  6. They are nocturnal animals foraging for food at night and resting during the day.
  7. In the absence of predators, they also venture into the shrublands and feed on the plants.
  8. They are herbivores feeding on leaves, shoots, herbs, berries and grass.
  9. Their natural predators are foxes, dogs, cats, dingoes, large snakes, birds of prey, quolls and Tasmanian devils.
  10. The female pademelon gives birth to a single young after a month-long gestation.
  11. The young climbs into its mother’s pouch and grows there for the next 6 months.
  12. After 6 months, they are big enough to fend for themselves and come out of their mother’s belly pouch.
  13. All the seven species of pademelon are threatened from extinction due to habitat loss through deforestation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *