Kangaroo

Learn About The Kangaroo!!

Classification

Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Diprotodontia

Family: Macropodidae

Genus: Macropus

Species: Macropus rufus

Reproduction

  • female kangaroos give birth to one joey (baby kangaroo) at a time.
  • Newborns weigh as little as 0.03 ounces at birth
  • joey crawls into its mother's pouch, where it will nurse and continue to grow and develop

Behavior

  • Kangaroos live and travel in organized groups or "mobs," dominated by the largest male
  • The collective noun for kangaroos is a mob, troop or court
  • kangaroo cannot walk normally
  • slow speeds- a kangaroo will use its tail to form a tripod with its two forelimbs

Names

  • Male kangaroos are called boomers, bucks or jacks
  • females are does, flyers, or jills
  • Babies are called Joeys

Where do they live?

  • Kangaroos are found in Australia and Tasmania
  • live in varied habitats
  1. forests
  2. woodland
  3. grassy plains
  4. savannas.

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