Kangaroos (Macropus sp.)
Facts About Kangaroos
Kangaroos are marsupials that are found in Australia as well as New Guinea. Kangaroos are the largest living marsupial and can live to be 12 to 18 years old. Their diet consists of grass which makes them herbivorous. They require very little water to survive. When they have their young it crawls into the motehr’s pouch to finish developing. The baby kangaroos are called Joeys, the males are called Boomers, Jack or Buck and the females are called Roo, Flyer, Doe and Jill. A group of them is called a “mob,” “Troop,” or “court.”
Kangaroos Are Marsupials
Marsupials means bag or pouch, that’s because they have pouches. Kangaroos are herbivores. Most kangaroos are found in Australia. A group of kangaroos are called a mob, troop or court. A baby kangaroo is called a Joey. They can’t swim. They hop around quickly on two back legs. They jump really high - three times their own height. The one I saw was scratching its belly while on its back. They are so cute!