Dark Wallaro/Wallaby

Dark Wallaro/Wallaby


Wallaroos are a large species of kangaroo.
Our Wallaroo puppet stands 40CM tall excl its tail.
It is a beautiful creature that is perfect for an Adult to use as a puppet and wonderful for a child to cuddle or carry around by the tail!
It classified as near threatened.

The Black Wallaroo, is a species of macropod now restricted to a small, mountainous area in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.
The Black Wallaroo is one of the smallest species in the kangaroo family. They are roughly two thirds the size of northern wallaroos. They range from .8 meters tall in females, up to about 1 meter tall in males.

Black Wallaroos are classified as near threatened.


The largest threat to the survival of the species is the change of fire patterns in their home range, which has altered the flora composition in the area where they live.




Dark Wallabies belong to the small macropod marsupial family mostly found in Eastern Australia. The Swamp Wallaby is commonly known as the black wallaby. Sometimes known as the black-tailed wallaby, black pademelon or the fern wallaby.   Wallabies are herbivores and graze around swampy wet areas.

King Island has a species of dark Wallaby that were badly affected in the fires of summer of 2019/2020


Swamp wallabies have suffered from destruction of their natural habitat.

Where habitat has been destroyed all wallabies will travel far and cross roads. This puts them at risk of being hit by cars.

Because they graze on Grass they are also subject to being shot by Farmers.



Tiny Toy 18cm

Small Puppet 31cm

Large Puppet 44cm

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General information about our animals

All our Puppets and toys are hand made from materials made in an environmentally sustainable.
All runoff from dyes used is contained and disposed of in an ecologically safe way.   All materials are fire-resistant and have been tested under a flame.

All patterns are drawn by hand first and then shaped into the three-dimensional shape that is meticulously worked with by producing many samples until the spirit of the animal is revealed and comes to life when it is used. (by the puppeteer!)
We deliberately use old methods of cutting the material by a small hand machine then sewn by hand and on machines both in Nanjing and In Melbourne.
This is achieved by a small group of women.

( see our History to see the development of Secret Gully puppets and Endangered Animals Australia)



 Whilst we are not perfect yet…

All our animals can be cared for with ease to break the cycle of buy and throw-away world of consumerism

We believe that children can and must learn to take care of their material world.

Learning to care for our animals will encourage them to take care of their surroundings at home and in the wider world.

All our animals can be:

  • Washed by hand or gentle machine wash…( in cold water only)
  • Successfully Brushed and combed to bring them back to life…
  • Repaired with a simple needle and cotton.

Additional information


Large, Small Puppet, Tiny Toy


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