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Red-necked wallaby napping, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands Zoo shot of a Red-necked wallaby, also called Bennett Wallaby, napping on an unusually hot day. Trivia, directly from the sign: this is one of two animals on the Australian coat of arms:<br />
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Australia#/media/File:Australian_Coat_of_Arms.png" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Australia#/media/File:Australian_Coat_of_Arms.png</a><br />
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The other being the Emu. Both animals cannot walk backwards, which is the symbolism of a nation that seeks progress. I bet you did not know that.  Europe,Macropus rufogriseus,Netherlands,Red-necked wallaby,Volkel,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Red-necked wallaby napping, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands

Zoo shot of a Red-necked wallaby, also called Bennett Wallaby, napping on an unusually hot day. Trivia, directly from the sign: this is one of two animals on the Australian coat of arms:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Australia#/media/File:Australian_Coat_of_Arms.png

The other being the Emu. Both animals cannot walk backwards, which is the symbolism of a nation that seeks progress. I bet you did not know that.

    comments (3)

  1. Fantastic trivia :) Posted 3 years ago
    1. Was trying to compensate for a pretty dull shot :) Posted 3 years ago
      1. Not dull in my opinion - I like that it's eyes are slightly cracked. It looks half asleep. I'm waiting for it to start drooling. Posted 3 years ago

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The red-necked wallaby or Bennett's wallaby is a medium-sized macropod marsupial, common in the more temperate and fertile parts of eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Red-necked wallabies have been introduced to several other countries, including New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and the Isle of Man.

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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jun 9, 2018. Captured May 6, 2018 13:10.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100s
  • ISO90
  • 160mm