A male kangaroo is called a boomer. A female kangaroo is called a flyer. A baby kangaroo is called a joey.
Not all kangaroos hop. The Burrowing Boodie lives mostly in “unhoppable” territory — underground.
To wean her offspring, the mother kangaroo bends far forward as she nibbles grass so the baby in the pouch can nibble a bit, too.
All kangaroos cough when scared.
The adult female kangaroo can weigh as much as 60,000 times as much as her newborn baby. If the same ratio existed between human mother and child, the mother would weigh about 420,000 pounds!
The female kangaroo is faster than the male kangaroo.
A smart kangaroo is about 40 percent smarter than a smart dog.
In Australia, kangaroos outnumber people by more than two to one.
Bottle-feeding a Joey
Mother & joey
A “mob” of kangaroos
Did you know...
A narrow definition of the term “big cats” includes five members of the genus Panthera: the tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, and snow leopard. A more expansive definition additionally includes the cougar and cheetah.