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Different sizes

The Red kangaroo can weigh 90 kg and grow to two meters in height. Black kangaroos, weighing about 20 kg, are the smallest species in the group. 1)

Protected by law

Kangaroos are protected by federal legislation in Australia, and their meat usually only comes from specially licensed hunters as part of a population control program. 2)

Decent swimmers

Kangaroos are not only great jumpers, but they can also swim. When moving on land they use their two hind legs and tail at the same time, but when swimming in the water they use each leg separately. 3)

Mother of three

A kangaroo may be the mother of up to three kangaroos at the same time: The oldest is outside the pouch and the younger lives in the pouch while the embryo awaits birth. 4)

Buck, boomer or jack

The adult male is called a buck, boomer, or jack, and the female is called a doe, flyer, or jill. Baby kangaroos are called joeys. A group of kangaroos is called a mob. 5)


There are a few different species of kangaroo: the Red Kangaroo, the Eastern Gray Kangaroo, the Western Gray Kangaroo, and the Antilopine Kangaroo. 6)

Kangaroos fights

When kangaroos fight, they strike and kick with their powerful legs and sometimes even bite. 7)

Fighting for females

Males often fight each other for access to females. 8)


Kangaroos usually live to be between eight and twelve years old in the wild. 9)

Excellent hearing

Kangaroos have excellent hearing and, like some other animals, are able to move their ears in different directions without moving the rest of their head. 10)

Determining the sex of the baby

Female kangaroos can determine the sex of their offspring. 11)

Kangaroo meat

Kangaroo meat is commonly found in Australia and is considered healthier than other types of meat. 12)

Unique locomotion

Kangaroos are the only large animals that use jumping as their primary method of locomotion. 13)


Kangaroos are herbivores. They eat grasses, flowers, leaves, ferns, moss, and even insects. 14)

Qantas airlines

Australian airline Qantas uses kangaroos as its symbol. 15)

Size of a grape

Newborn kangaroos are tiny, the size of a grape. 16)

kangaroos.txt · Last modified: 2022/05/13 06:44 by aga