Red Kangaroo Macropus rufus

Like all marsupials, kangaroos begin life as bean-sized joeys and crawl into their mothers’ pouches, where they remain for several months.

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ORIGIN:
Australia

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HABITAT:
Grasslands and deserts

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Up to 200 lbs
Length: 2-4 ft

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DIET:
Grasses and leaves

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PREDATORS:
Dingos and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Strong legs; sharp claws

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REPRODUCTION:
33-day gestation; sexually mature at 20 months

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 20 yrs in wild

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