NT Conservation Status
Head and Body Males 595-725mm, Females 640mm
Weight Males 19-22kg, Females 13kgFactsheet Black Wallaroo
Males are a dark sooty brown to black all over, females are pale grey to grey-brown with lighter underneath both sexes have darker points. Ears are short.
Extremely wary and flighty. Adults are solitary or in pairs. Nocturnal in nature except on overcast days. Feeds on a wide variety of vegetation in its range.
There is little known about the reproductive behaviour but large pouch young may be seen through the Dry season (June-September).
Restricted to the sandstone plateau of western Arnhem Land.
Habitat loss, humans, feral dogs