Wallaroo is a type of kangaroo but not a kangaroo.In eastern Australia it is a Grey animal and is called the Common Wallaroo, (1/2 way between a Wallaby and a Kangaroo in size)In central and western Australia it is reddish, lives in hot, arid regions and is known as the Euro.But essentially they are the same animal.Their are many species & sub species of Wallaroos.
Wallaroos have bare muzzles and relatively large ears.Male Wallaroos are as much as twice the weight of females (Males up to 40 -50 Kilograms).the Infant born to a Wallaroo is called a Joey
Wallaroos are quiet animals using foot thumping to warn each other of danger, When annoyed they may “hiss or cough”.
The Wallaroo is a solitary animal, preferring its own company.During the day the Wallaroo sleeps a in shelter, usually under a rock overhang on a rock strewn slope or in a cave on the upper parts of an escarpment.At night the Wallaroo descends to graze on more level ground, such diverse areas from forest to arid tussock grassland, to the edge of plains.
Sexual maturity is reached between 18 and 24 months.Wallaroos breed through out the year.
A single young Wallaroo is born, a hairless creature the size of a peanut which crawls up to the mothers pouch, burrows inside and attaches itself to a teat. The infant Wallaroo can stay up to a year in its mothers pouch.