Wallabies are well suited to the bushy highlands of Tasmania, and are very common in some areas. As Tasmania does not have the flat, open spaces of mainland Australia, the kangaroos are nowhere near as plentiful as wallabies.
The most common type of wallaby in Tasmania is the red-necked wallaby or Bennett's Wallaby (pictured above), which is also found in other south-eastern states. Wild wallabies in populated bush areas such as Coles Bay are quite friendly toward humans and will accept food. However, feeding native animals is discouraged because it can lead to illnesses such as `lumpy jaw'.
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