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It’s About Kangaroo! So, Hop And Begin Reading

It’s About Kangaroo! So, Hop And Begin Reading


Native and National Animals of Australia, in this blog we will be befriending our old jumpy friend, Kangaroo.

  1. The only mammal with a pouch to protect their young one (marsupial) is the most classic description of a kangaroo, but it is more than that.

2. This marsupial animal belongs to the family Macropodidae. Thus, their characteristic features are strong-tail, bigfoot and powerful hind limbs, which enables them to jump more than 30-feet in one go.

3. Kangaroo (Macropus rufus) is a herbivore. It is native to Australia with a large number of species, like the red-kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, tree kangaroo, western kangaroo and the antilopine kangaroo.

4. They live in large troops or mobs to protect themselves from their predators. If threatened, they usually kick or bite their opponents.

  1. The baby kangaroo is called Joey, protected by the mother kangaroo called Jill. Jill keeps Joey in the pouch on its belly, which is made up of a thick fold of skin.

6. Kangaroos, though herbivores, like other ruminants (acquire nutrients from plants before digestion), they do not release methane, because the hydrogen byproduct of fermentation gets converted to acetate.

7. An interesting fact about the kangaroo is their secretion of reddish-pink sweat from the sudoriferous gland (sweat gland).

8. They are the national animal of Australia. The fun fact is that there are more kangaroos than Australians in Australia!

10. Kangaroo meat is widely popular in Australia because of its high protein and low-fat content. It has the potential to reduce obesity and atherosclerosis.

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Now, as you know well about Jill and Joey, when are you planning to pay a visit to Australia to meet them?

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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