Kangaroos possess powerful hind legs, a long, strong tail, and small front legs. Kangaroos belong to the animal family Macropus, literally “big foot.” Thanks to their large feet, kangaroos can leap some 30 feet (9 meters) in a single bound, and travel more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) per hour. Kangaroos use their strong tails for balance while jumping. They are the tallest of all marsupials, standing over 6 feet (2 meters) tall.
Kangaroos live in Eastern Australia. They live in small groups called troops or herds (“mobs” by Australians), typically made up of 50 or more animals.
For more information: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/kangaroo/#kangaroo-joey.jpg
A lot of people love kangaroos and others fear them and rightly so. They can be very dangerous. A lot of us hear the word kangaroo and think of favorite people such as Captain Kangaroo (( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047718/ )), a show I grew up with and loved and we also think of Kanga and Roo from Winnie the Pooh.
However you think of them, I hope they bring happy thoughts! I know I have always loved them and when I had my kids I always wished I had a pouch like Kanga to keep my two settled and within reach. LOL!
Sorry this is a short one, but hopefully will be a longer one tomorrow! Not a lot to say about kangaroos but hopefully with what I have said and the links I have shared, it will help you learn more about the animal and the beloved show!
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