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MAMMALS - KANGAROOS

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ANIMAL FACTS - Kangaroos

Eastern Greys can obtain speeds of 55 km/h and use up less energy the faster they go.

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Kangaroos are the largest marsupial surviving on earth today. They are well known for their style of movement; hopping on their hind legs whilst using their large, muscular tail for balance. Kangaroos use their tail like an extra leg when they are manoeuvring around, or standing still. Kangaroos are one of the only animals that are not able to move backwards easily, and this is why they are used on the Australian national emblem.

Kangaroos graze on plant matter such as grass, heath plants and young shoots and are well adapted for arid environments obtaining most of the water they require from the food they eat. Kangaroos have good eyesight and excellent hearing and they use their large ears to pick up even the slightest sounds. Kangaroos live in social groups, called "mobs".

Our Sub-Species

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Macropus giganteus
Our Amazing Eastern Grey Kangaroo(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Eastern Grey Kangaroo(s) Profiles

Ivory

Red Kangaroo

Macropus rufus
Our Amazing Red Kangaroo(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Red Kangaroo(s) Profiles

Pebbles

Red-necked Wallaby

Macropus rufogriseus
Our Amazing Red-necked Wallaby(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Red-necked Wallaby(s) Profiles

No profiles available

Black-footed Rock Wallaby

Petrogale lateralis
Not on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Black-footed Rock Wallaby (s) Profiles

Saffron