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Kangaroos and wallabies both belong to the same family. Kangaroos are larger and tend to graze in open spaces, Wallabies are smaller and can be found in denser areas feeding on a range of different things such as native grasses and plants. Despite a range of physical differences, both carry joeys in a pouch. Wallabies tend to live in small family groups whilst the Kangaroo species tend to live in larger groups called mobs.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many species of kangaroos and wallabies. You can visit them in a replica of their natural habitats. Take a walk through the red-dirt landscape to feed the Red Kangaroos, or head over to the grassy fields where the Grey Kangaroos lay, you can even venture into the Wallaby Encounter enclosure and see several species of wallaby, including the rock-dwelling Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby.
On land, kangaroos can’t move their hind legs independently; however, when they are swimming they can kick each leg independently and are quite capable swimmers.
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