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**PLEASE NOTE: We are CLOSED AUG 20 for a private event **

We are thrilled to welcome the newest members of the Cobb's family - 6 Bennett's Wallabies!

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Admission to the Kangaroo Petting Zoo is 5 Kernels per person, or included with your Bought the Farm Admission!

FAQs

What are wallabies?

  • Wallabies are part of the kangaroo family - Macropodidae - which includes kangaroos, wallabies, tree-kangaroos, pademelons, quokkas, and several other macropod marsupials.
  • Marsupials are mammals that bear their young at a premature stage in their development and raise their infant to a juvenile stage in an anatomical pouch. Some marsupials include: kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, opposums, sugar gliders, wombats
  • Macropod means "Big Foot” -  Macropods have large hind feet, long powerful tails, relatively small heads, large ears and on the females, forward opening pouches.

Where are they from?

  • Bennett's wallabies are originally from Tasmania, an island state off the southern coast of Australia.
  • Our wallabies at Cobb's are born and raised Canadians! About 30 years ago, kangaroos and wallabies were being culled in many areas of Australia and New Zealand. A Canadian adopted many of these animals and built a sanctuary for them to live in! This is where our wallabies are from!

Is it warm enough for them in Canada?

  • The Bennett's Wallaby has the densest coat of all the kangaroos, making it a successful resident in cooler climates. It actually snows in Tasmania, where they are originally from (they also have a nice, warm house at Cobb's)!

What do they eat?

  • Their vegetarian diet consists mainly of grasses, herbs and leaves. They also love corn!

How big do they get?

  • Bennett's Wallabies grow to be about 3 feet tall and can grow to be as heavy as 20 kg.

How old do they get?

  • They generally live to be about 12 years old but can sometimes live to be over 15 years old!