Kangaroo

Kangaroo

KANGAROO

(Macropus fuliginosus) / (Macropus rufus)

  • Native to: These species are native to Australia, living in forests, scrubland and grassland.
  • Diet: They are herbivores, meaning that they only eat plants. Their main diet consists of grasses and leaves.
  • Lifespan: Up to 20 years in the wild.
  • IUCN Status:LEAST CONCERN on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  • Fun Facts: Kangaroos are very social and live in mobs of up to 50 individuals.They have very powerful hind legs, helping them to hop at high speeds. They also use their strong tail to help them balance. Kangaroos are marsupials, meaning that they give birth to undeveloped babies after approximately 30 days. The Joey then crawls into the pouch and continues to develop and feed.

 

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November 5, 2019

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