K is for Kangaroo!

kangaroo-joey.jpg.adapt.945.1Kangaroos 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. kanga_roo_by_danke_kitten

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!

~Namaste and Blessings~


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