Australian wallabies are probably one of the cutest animals God has created, but first you should know what a wallaby is.
It’s like a kangaroo but smaller and way cuter. They are nocturnal marsupials and their tail is actually longer than their bodies. The only times we have seen them where in zoos, and it costs $20 to pet them.
That’s why it was hard to believe that on Magnetic Island in Australia, there were supposed to be wild Rock Wallabies that you could feed and pet for free. Deciding to check it out, we hopped on the bus and the driver told us where to get off. We went to a nearby gas station to buy some wallaby food. Excitedly, we headed down the trail to the wallabies. Sure enough, jumping from rock to rock like expert rock climbers, were wallabies. Some of them jumped right up to you to get food but some were shy and stayed away. We had to approach slowly. Sometimes we could see something squiggling inside their pouch. Once we even saw an adorable baby head sticking out.
The question is though, which do you prefer, kangaroos or wallabies? It is true that kangaroos have a cooler name, although wallabies are smaller and have softer fur. I wouldn’t want to get in the way of a kangaroo because with those big feet he might kick me and who knows where I’ll land.