- The kangaroo is a marsupial native to Australia.
- The kangaroo is the national symbol of Australia.
- There are four species that are commonly referred
to as kangaroos: the antilopine kangaroo, the eastern
grey kangaroo, the red kangaroo and the western gray
- The Red Kangaroo is the largest surviving marsupial
in the world
- a large male can be nearly 7 feet tall and weigh 200
- A Red Kangaroo can comfortably hop at about 15 miles
per hour, but it has been clocked going up to 44 miles
per hour. It can also sustain a speed of 25 miles per
hour for a mile.
- Kangaroos can hop further than any other animal on
earth, leaping up to 25 feet in a single hop. It is
estimated they can jump over 10 feet vertically.
- Female kangaroos can hop faster than male kangaroos.
- Different species of kangaroos have different diets,
although all are herbivores.
- Although red kangaroos can grow to be larger than
most humans, when they are born, they are only an inch
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