Amazing kangaroo facts such as behavior, lifespan, weight, etc. Learn all about how they care for their baby joeys and share your knowledge with your classmates.
- There are four species of kangaroo.
- There are more kangaroos than humans in Australia.
- Kangaroos are primarily herbivores, or plant eaters.
- Kangaroos can swim.
- Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.
- Female kangaroos can determine the sex of their offspring.
- Kangaroos can go months without drinking.
- A group of kangaroos is known as a mob, a troop or a court.
- A male kangaroo is a buck, boomer or jack; a female is a doe, flyer or jill; a baby is a joey.
- A female kangaroo can get pregnant immediately after giving birth.
- Joeys do pee and poop in the pouch.
- Young kangaroos (joeys) will sometimes jump head first into their mother’s pouch when frightened.
- A fully grown kangaroo can jump up to 40 feet and bounce along at speeds up to 40mph.
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