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Red kangaroo

The western grey kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosis) is a large marsupial of the family Macropodidae inhabiting dry scrub and forests of Australia, with the exception of the south and the east coast and the northern equatorial forests. Although it is a common animal in its country, in Europe it is very rare to encounter them.

Adult males achieve a height of 1.2 meters and weigh up to 90 kg. It feeds mainly on grass and other herbaceous plants. Pregnancy lasts for just 35 days, however the young will remain in the pouch for another 9 months.

They live in large groups consisting of predominantly females and the young.

Apparently, it can jump a distance of 8 meters, but most of the jumps average 1.2-1.8 m.

In our zoo, these marsupials occupy the run vis-à-vis wallabies and emus, other species from the Antipodes.


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