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10 Interesting Kangaroo Facts

Wednesday, September 18th 2013. | Animal

Kangaroos are one of the marsupial animals that live in Australia and some parts of New Guinea. Kangaroo is a unique species of animals, walk with a jump and has a pouch on their stomachs to keep their children. If you want to know the uniqueness of kangaroo, this is 10 interesting Kangaroo facts.

1 – Kangaroos are herbivores animal, this animal is a kind of jumping marsupials of the family Macropodidae, which is taken from the word macropods, meaning ‘big feet’. They have soft fur, large powerful hind legs and long thick tail.



2 – Kangaroos are found in Australia and New Guinea, a small kangaroo are also found in eastern Indonesia.

3 – They have long legs and strong back and a large tail, while the front legs are relatively short and weak.

4 – Giant kangaroo (Macropus major) is the largest species, kangaroos can have up to 12 -14 feet long, this is one of giant kangaroo.

5 – Tree kangaroos, belonging to the genus Dendrolagus, living in a tree, the rock kangaroos, of the genus Petrogale, inhabit rocky areas, and the brush kangaroos, of Halmaturus genus, inhabiting the forested area.

6 – Kangaroos are marsupials, female kangaroos have a pouch on her belly, to guard their children to adulthood.

7 – Kangaroos are the largest marsupials. Red kangaroo (growing at about 1.5 m and weighing up to 90 kg).

Tree Kangaroo

Tree Kangaroo

8 – Kangaroos can hop up to 60kmh.

9 – Kangaroo newborn lives entirely in his mother’s pouch, kangaroo started out to walk alone when the age of 5-9 months.

10 – Rat Kangaroo is the smallest kangaroo species and grows about 25 cm and weighs only 18 ounces.

Rat Kangaroo

Rat Kangaroo

Kangaroos are animals that became the symbol of Australia, kangaroos are unique and different animal from other animals. Some of the above facts are facts about Kangaroo.

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