In the Wild:
The Parma Wallaby is a shy creature and the smallest of the genus Macropus. At between 3.2 and 5.8kg, they weigh less than one-tenth the size of the largest surviving member of that genus, the red kangaroo. Typically solitary but may feed in groups of 2-3. It is mainly nocturnal, sheltering in thick shrub during the day, and emerging from cover shortly before dusk to graze in the forest clearings. Females usually produce one infant. The young become independent from the mother, permanently leaving the pouch at seven months of age.
Thought to be extinct, the Parma Wallaby was rediscovered on mainland Australia in 1967.