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The Kangaroo of Timbavati Wildlife Park

By Chris Taylor Monday, August 8, 2016

Greetings family and friends! This week at Timbavati Wildlife Park we are taking a look at the Kangaroo!

The Red Kangaroo is found over most of central Australia. This marsupial has legs so powerful that it can jump as high as 6 feet into the air. When one starts running it can reach speeds in excess of 30 miles per hour. They prefer wooded areas with plenty of shade but will also be found in desert areas as well.

A group of Kangaroos is known as a mob. The mob will have one dominant male and number of adult females, some subordinate males and their young. They can survive on low water consumption as it receives it’s nutrients from the foliage that it consumes. It is known to be the most active from late afternoon to early morning and rests during most of the day.

More About The Kangaroo

The marsupial family that the Red Kangaroo is a member of means that it has a pouch. Females use the pouch to raise and nurture their young. When a Kangaroo baby is born it is the size of a small coin. It is then guided to the pouch by the mother where it will grow hair and feed.

There are more fun Red Kangaroo Facts in this week’s video!

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