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Quick Facts: Kangaroo

By Chris Taylor Sunday, June 25, 2017

Hello all, welcome to the week of the kangaroo and here are some quick facts to help you start off your week!

For starters there are 4 different kinds of kangaroos. There are reds, eastern greys, western greys and antilopine kangaroos. At Timbavati Wildlife Park we have reds and greys. Don’t ask me if they’re east or west, all I know is that they get along!

Kangaroos eat grasses, flowers, leaves, ferns, moss sometimes they have the occasional insect, you know roo food groups. Like a cow does, kangaroos also regurgitate their food to chew more than once before it fully gets digested. They stand 4 – 5 feet tall and can weigh up to 200 pounds so I am going to say that they eat a lot of plants to maintain that kind of size.

Interesting Kangaroo Fact

Kangaroos can’t walk backwards but they can rear back on their tails. When they do that, they can kick claw and box you with all four arms and legs. For the most part roos are pretty chill so if you have one taking that kind of posture with you, you might want to go the other way cause that roo isn’t feeling you.

Well that’s it for this week, check out or roo video and we will talk with you all next week.

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