Australian Animal Archive

Eastern Hare-Wallaby.

Lagorchestes leporides (lep'-or-ee'-dayz : "hare-like dancing-hare")

Status : Extinct

Eastern Hare-Wallaby - Extinct

The Eastern Hare-wallaby inhabited the south-east of Australia and more than likely became extinct towards the end of the nineteenth century.

During the day the Eastern Hare-wallaby slept in it shelter which it excavated under large tussocks, and foraged at night.

When disturbed it would run in a zig-zag hare-like manner often making prodigious leaps of 1.8 metres or more.

Nothing is know of its diet or reproductive biology.




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