The kangaroo is a popularly known animal that is directly related to the fauna we find in Australia. You can see these fantastic animals in the following animated images below.
Their most striking physical characteristics are their hind legs, which are quite robust, and their large feet help them in their jumps.
Kangaroo Animated Images
Their tail is long and muscular, which allows them to keep their balance, and their head is small in proportion to the rest of the body.
The red kangaroo is the largest of all kangaroos and marsupials and lives in Australia’s grasslands and deserts. The male has a reddish coat, and the female a bluish-grey.
They can reach up to 1.40 meters, with a tail almost 1 meter long. As adults, they can weigh up to 85 kg and live in herds.
Their habits are nocturnal and twilight. The habits vary according to the species. Some live in rocky areas, others in arid regions, species can also be seen in scrub areas, and even, as we stated earlier, there are also those of arboreal habits.
They are herbivorous mammals, feeding on vegetation, herbs, leaves of trees, all depending on the species in question.
As most herbivores tend to provide in groups, this way, they are more protected and alert against their predators, especially birds of prey, snakes, or dingoes.
Kangaroos are famous because of their bag where the babies live. A female kangaroo is pregnant from 21 to 38 days and can give birth to up to four babies at a time, although this is unusual.
When they are born, they are safely guided into the comfortable pouch, where they gestate for another 120 to 450 days.
Inside the pouch, the small kangaroo baby is protected and can feed on its mother’s nipples. The baby urinates and defecates into the mother’s bag.
The lining of the pouch absorbs some of the waste, but occasionally the mother will have to clean it up, which she does by inserting her long snout into the pouch and using her tongue to remove the contents.
A young calf will remain attached to a nipple while the mother does this cleaning, but larger calves are temporarily removed from the pouch while she cleans.