Red Kangaroo

by Simon and Illias

General statment

The red kangaroo is a mammal and is called a Macropus Rufus.From 1822 the Red kangaroo is there largest of all kangaroos the largest mammal to Australia and the largest marsupial.


The large red kangaroo has a long pointed ears and a squared-off muzzle.Males have short red brown fur fading to pale buff below and on the limbs. Kangaroos' legs cannot move independently of one another, so they must hop everywhere. They can reach speeds over 35 miles (56 kilometers) an hour and bound 25 feet (8 meters) in a single leap.


The red Kangaroo lives at western and central Australia.The environment that they lives is at bushland and woodland,open forest,coastal health land,grassland,mallee scrub,mulga scrub and other scrubland.
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Red Kangaroos will thump the ground with their feet to warn other members of the mob of impending danger!!!, such as a dingo attack.

Interesting facts

The killing of kangaroos is the largest terrestrial wildlife slaughter in the world. 2001 saw the highest quota ever set, with an estimated population of 69 million. This figure was later revised down to 57.4 million, with the Government saying "they made a mistake!" The quota is set at 15% of estimated grey kangaroo numbers, and 17% to 20% of estimated red kangaroo numbers. In spite of crashing kangaroo numbers in every State, the quotas for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 were set at the same percentage of the estimated reduced population.
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Eating habits

Red Kangaroos eat green grass and herbage, feeding mainly at night. They can live for long periods without water, utilizing the moisture in their food.


Kangaroos breed by living in groups of an even amount of males and females. They breed throughout the year and are not monogamous. However, males often fight for dominance. One baby is born after 33 days of gestation.
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The red kangaroos enemy is a man.Secondly next to a man is a dingoes,other introduced are dogs and mainly a Wedgetail Eagle.The other enemies is marsupial Lion ,the megalania and a wonambie.

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Main enemie

This is a red kangaroo enemies it is mainly a man.