Though not as large or tall as his red and gray kangaroo relatives, the wallaroo is more muscular. The wallaroo uses its tail as a rudder and for balance to steer while leaping across the Outback. The tail is also used as a prop for a tripod when the animal stands on its hind toes to fight or look around. To conserve water in their bodies, wallaroos recycle water by reabsorbing it, causing them to produce highly concentrated urine.
- Conservation StatusLeast Concern
- Native habitat Grasslands, rocky shrublands of Australia