Kangaroos & Wallabies


Macropods are marsupials belonging to the family Macropodidae, which includes kangaroos, wallabies, tree-kangaroos, pademelons, quokkas, and several others. Macropods are native to Australia, New Guinea, and some nearby islands. Before the European settlement of Australia, about 65 species of macropods existed. Six species have since become extinct. Another 11 species have been greatly reduced in numbers.