Kangaroos and wallabies are marsupials found in Australia. While they are often confused because of their similar appearance, they are two distinct species. The primary difference between them is size. Kangaroos are the largest of the two, growing up to 2 metres tall. Wallabies are smaller and can grow up to 1 metre in height. Additionally, kangaroos are plantigrade, meaning that they walk on the soles of their feet, while wallabies are digitigrade, walking on their toes.
Kangaroos are generally found in open areas, while wallabies inhabit forests and woodlands. In addition, kangaroos live in large groups called mobs, while wallabies live in pairs or alone. Finally, kangaroos have longer tails than wallabies, which are shorter and have a tuft of hair at the end.