Kangaroos

Red Kangaroo

The biggest representative of kangaroos

The red kangaroo is the largest of all kangaroos, distributed throughout Australia. It has long ears and a square nostril, varies in size and coat color, and uses its muscular hind legs for jumping and its tail for balance.
Red kangaroos move by jumping, reaching speeds of up to 60 km/h and can jump 9 meters in one jump.

Characteristics

Order:
Diprotodontia

Family:
Macropodidae

Scientific name:
Macropus rufus

Habitat:
Savannah, bushes, grassland, desert

Origin:
Australia

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
8-10 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

A skilled jumper

The eastern gray kangaroo is the second largest and heaviest marsupial and a native land animal in Australia. They have a powerful tail over 1 meter long in adult males. Males usually weigh between 50 and 66 kg, while females weigh between 17 and 40 kg. They are easily recognized by their soft gray fur.

Characteristics

Order:
Diprotodontia

Family:
Macropodidae

Scientific name:
Macropus giganteus

Habitat:
Forest, savannah, grassland

Origin:
Australia

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
10-15 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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