|Scientific Name||Macropus fuliginosus|
Black-faced kangaroo, mallee kangaroo, sooty kangaroo, western gray kangaroo
Western Grey Kangaroo Description
- The western grey kangaroo is mainly recognized by its darker grey-brown fur and black feet and hands.
- It is absent from the north of Australia.
- The western grey kangaroo is one of the most widespread of all kangaroos.
- Males are bigger than the females.
- They continue feeding from late noon to the early morning.
Size & Weight
- BODY-LENGTH: 105 – 140 cm
- TAIL: 95 – 100 cm
- BODY-LENGTH: 85 – 120 cm
- TAIL: 75 cm
(Male and Female)
- WEIGHT: 28–54 kg (62–120 lb)
- SHOULDER HEIGHT: 3 m (4 ft 3 in)
Open woodland, scrubland, heath, farmland, forest, grassland
Southern Australia, coastal South Australia, western Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland
Leafy shrubs, trees, grasses, barks
- Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus (Kangaroo Island Kangaroo)
- Macropus fuliginosus melanops
September and March
- 20 to 72 months (Males)
- 20 to 36 months (Females)
20 years (wild)
40 – 50 individuals
Red fox, domestic cats