These are all the photos of Kangaroos that I've taken in zoos. Though there are many species of Kangaroo (including the tree kangaroo and wallaby), i'm limiting the pictures in this category to Red, Easter Grey, Western Grey, and Antolipine kangaroos since they are the large species most associated with the name.
Species: The word Kangaroo is used to refer to a large family of macropods that include wallabies, tree kangaroos, rat kangaroos, and wallaroos, to name a few. There are over 40 species in the Kangaroo family.
Lifespan: Most species of kangaroo live to be aout 15-20 years of age.
Size & Weight: The largest species of kangaroo is the Red kangaroo. hey grow to be up to 6ft tall and weigh 200 lbs! The smallest species of kangaroo is the Musky Rat kangaroo, which only grown to be 5-7 inches tall and weigh 1-2 lbs.
Habitat: Kangaroos live in Australia, but different species live in different habitats. Some species, such as the Western Grey, live in open grasslands and forest. Other species, such as the Musky Rat kangaroo, live in the rainforest.
Diet: Kangaroos are herbivores, meaning that their diet is made up entirely of grasses and leafy vegetation.
Family Life: Kangaroos live is mobs that are headed by the dominant male kangaroo. SOme species, such as the Musky Rat (which actaully looks more like a rat than a kangaroo) live their lives as solitary creatures.
Kangaroos are marsupials, which means that they carry their young in a pouch until they are old enough to leave.
Kangaroos only weight .03 onces at birth!