One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wallaby with a very long slender tail and a distinctive white facial stripe, native to woodlands of north-eastern Australia.
Macropus parryi, family MacropodidaeAlso called pretty-face wallaby
- ‘During hot weather, whiptail wallabies feed in the early morning and late afternoon, resting in the shade during the hot midday.’
- ‘Other species like the grey kangaroo, the wallaroo, the parma wallaby, the whiptail wallaby, the brush-tailed wallaby and the red-necked pademelon live in other parts of Australia.’
- ‘The whiptail wallaby is the most social of all marsupials.’
- ‘The only negative effect of the whiptail wallaby on humans is that in developed areas the wallaby may be intrusive.’
- ‘On your walks, keep your eyes open for whiptail wallabies and wonga pigeons.’
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