Red Kangaroo

Macropus rufus

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The red kangaroo is the world's largest marsupial. They usually live alone or in small groups of up to 10 individuals. These groups are made up mostly of females and their young with one or two male kangaroos. Different groups may come together to form a loose “mob” when feeding or drinking.
Red kangaroos are built for jumping. With their strong powerful back legs, they can leap about 25 feet in a single bound and jump 6 feet high. They can also reach speeds of over 35 miles per hour.
Female red kangaroos are smaller than males and may even appear to have a blue toned coat; so many Australians call them "blue fliers”. 


Grasses, herbs and shrubs, with a preference for green feed, such as newly sprouted grasses

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