Wallabies are small members of the kangaroo family. They are herbivores that eat grasses, vegetables, leaves, and herbs. Like other kangaroos, their powerful hind legs and a strong tail are used for balance and support. Wallabies can bound at high speeds and use their feet to fend off potential predators with vigorous kicks.
The Zoo has Parma wallabies, a species that is mainly nocturnal and usually shelters in thick scrub during the day. They create runways through the brush and can travel quickly through them if needed. The Parma wallaby is largely solitary, although groups of a few may come together for feeding or around a watering hole in the dry season.