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Red Kangaroo

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Annet Lugtenberg

on 17 December 2017

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Red Kangaroo
About the red kangaroo
Australia
Behaviour
Males
Females
Smaller than males
Blue-grey with a brown tint
Light grey on the belly
Breed
Where do they live?
Australia
Symbol of continental nation
National animals:
1. Red kangaroo
2. Emu
Groups
2-20 members -> females and young
Males fight over females
Males fight (boxing) to defend their group
stomp foot on ground = danger
Reproduction
Breeds all year round
newborn is blind, hairless, few cm long
leaves poche after 235 days
suckle until 12 months
first reproduce as 18 months
-> usually around 2.5 years
Short, red-brown fur
Strong
Living part
Western and Central
Mostly in desert and grasslands
Open area with some trees for shade
Front legs (small claws)
Muscular hind-limbs ->
jumping
Legs -> rubber bands
Strong tail ->
stand upright
pointed ears
Male 130-160 55-90
36 °C
Female 85-105 18-40
length (cm) weight (kg) temperature
Differences
Passport
Red kangaroo/ Macropus rufus
Mammals
Country symbol ->

From Domain to Species
Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Macropus
Species: Macropus rufus
Verberates:
1. billaterally symmertical
2. an internal skeleton

Largest kangaroo species and native in Australia

Animal kingdom
Vertebrate phylum
Skin: covered with hair
Body temperature: warm blooded
Respiratory organs: lungs
Method of reproducing: viviparous
Food
active in the night
green plants
fresh grasses
plants look brown and dry
herbs
leaves of shrubs
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