[Macropus rufus]
  Habitat: Open plains
  Height: 5'
  Weight: 40-200 lbs
  Max Lifespan: 22 years
  Gestation Period: 30-40 days
  Number of Young: 1
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

  

  -  Largest living marsupial
  -  Kangaroo's long tail is used to balance the body
  -  Can hop as fast as 40 mph
  -  Can "cruise" for hours at 12 mph
  -  Can jump as high as 9 feet
  -  Females that are quicker than males are called does, flyers, roo or jill
  -  Males are called bucks, boomers or jacks
  -  Young kangaroos are called "joeys"
  -  Kangaroos gather in groups called "mobs"
  -  Red kanagroo's range of vision is about 300 degrees wide

 

 

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