|Species||Macropus and Osphranter|
- The kangaroo is the native animal of Australia.
- Kangaroos are the world’s largest marsupials.
- They are the only mammals that move through hopping.
- Kangaroos can survive days without drinking.
- Kangaroos can maintain a speed of 42 kilometers per hour for 2 kilometers.
- They will avoid the hottest hours by resting in shades.
- They are remarkable swimmers.
- Kangaroos have large pouch where they keep joeys safe for almost a year.
- It is an iconic animal in Australia.
- They have excellent hearing sense and vision.
Size & Weight
- HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 48–65 cm
- WEIGHT: (Males) 7.2 kg (16 lb) (Females) 5.9 kg (13 lb)
- TAIL: 60–74 cm
- SHOULDER HEIGHT: 2 m (6 ft 7 in)
Grasslands, tropical rainforests
New Guinea, northeastern Queensland, Central Australian Desert
- 20 – 24 months (Male)
- 15 – 20 months (Female)
- 6 years (wild)
- 20 years (captivity)
- AVERAGE: 20–25 km/h (12–16 mph)
- MAXIMUM: 70 km/h (43 mph)
Tasmanian tiger, marsupial lion, wedge-tailed eagles, feral cats, feral dogs
Hisses, squeaks, coughs
Learn more: Kangaroo Facts for Kids