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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.
    Kangaroo Facts

    When a kangaroo feels threatened it will pound the ground with it’s feet and kick.

  • 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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