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Wild Florida Welcomes a Baby Wallaby to their Park

Wild Florida Welcomes a Baby Wallaby to their Park

Posted by Wild Florida on Dec 27, 2013 4:19:24 AM

Wild Florida, the best natural airboat experience in the state, has announced the arrival of a new baby wallaby.

 

Wild Florida, an Orlando airboat, eco tour and wildlife park, is thrilled to announce the arrival of a baby wallaby, currently five months old. The wallaby will be kept in the Wild Florida nursery until he is old enough to be released into his exhibit.

 

The name "wallaby" comes from the Eora, who were the first human inhabitants of the Sydney area. Young wallabies are known as "joeys", like many other marsupials. Adult male wallabies are referred to as "bucks", "boomers", or "jacks". An adult female wallaby is known as a "doe", "flyer", or "jill". A group of wallabies is called a "court", "mob", or "troupe". Although members of most wallaby species are small, some can grow up to six feet in length (from head to tail).

 

Wallabies are herbivores whose diet consists of a wide range of grasses, vegetables, leaves, and other foliage. Wallabies cover vast distances for food and water, which is often scarce in their environment.

 

Their powerful hind legs are not only used for bounding at high speeds and jumping great heights, but also to administer vigorous kicks to fend off potential predators. Wallabies also have a powerful tail that is used mostly for balance and support. The tails are also known to knock even the strongest of predators with one tail whip.

 

Wallabies are widely distributed across Australia, particularly in more remote, heavily timbered, or rugged areas, less so on the great semi-arid plains that are better suited to the larger, leaner, and more fleet-footed kangaroos. They also can be found at the island of New Guinea.

About Wild Florida Airboats – Orlando’s Only Airboat & Wildlife Park Experience

When it comes to airboat eco tours, there is simply no comparison to Wild Florida. Just a short drive from the Orlando and Disney area, we offer beautiful day tours, relaxing sunset tours and exciting night tours that guests of all ages will love. Travel deep into the protected swamps, marshes and rivers that make up the Central Florida Everglades. After the tour, explore our amazing wildlife park full of zebras, watusi, deer, water buffalo, emu, wild boar and monster alligators. Visit the tropical bird aviary, hands-on alligator demonstrations, gift shop, 500 ft. sightseeing dock and nature trails. Wild Florida is properly insured with a fleet of US Coast Guard approved boats and captains. Groups of all sizes or individuals are welcome. Day or night, we are prepared to offer an experience you will never forget.

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