Autumn Penguin Action at Phillip Island

There is a lot of Autumn penguin action happening at Phillip Island. Read on to discover what the world’s smallest penguins are up to now that summer has passed. Moulting Season The beginning of autumn is when Phillip Island’s Little Penguins begin their annual moult. Each year these penguins need to moult to replace their old and worn feathers. If they did not, they wouldn’t be able to maintain a water-proofed plumage. Without waterproof feathers,…

What is the difference between Kangaroos and Wallabies?

What is the difference between Kangaroos and Wallabies?

Guests on our tours often ask – what is the difference between kangaroos and wallabies? They seem to be very similar animals – they look alike, they both jump, they both have pouches. But there are a few key differences which we will outline below. Size The key difference between kangaroos and wallabies is the size. Kangaroos are usually larger than wallabies. But kangaroos also have more height between their ankles and knees, which sometimes…