Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Catalog Number
14756
There are 65 kangaroo species – ranging from the small tree-kangaroo to the red giant kangaroo, which is the largest of all. When it stands upright, it is as tall as an adult human.
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Dimensions
4.5 x 1.4 x 2.6 inch (W x D x H)
Age Recommendation
3-8 years
Additional Information
These marsupials have a kind of rubber band in their hind legs. It propels them upwards with each jump. The faster a kangaroo bounces, the farther the animal is “catapulted” forwards, and the less energy it consumes.

Fun Fact

Red giant kangaroos can grow up to three metres tall and can jump twelve metres.

Scientific facts

  • Scientific name : Macropus rufus
  • Global Home : Asia
  • Conservation Status : Least concern
  • Primary habitat : Savanna
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