Photo: Tatters, Kangaroo and joey
The kangaroo is one of Australia’s most iconic animals. There are more than 60 different species of kangaroo and their close relatives, with all kangaroos belonging to the super family Macropodoidea (or macropods, meaning ‘great-footed’).
Elsewhere on the Web
Kangaroos – About Australia
Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia
Kangaroo – Google News
Here is an oft-repeated story (which needs confirmation). When explorers arrived in Australia and asked one of the Aborigine natives the name of this creature, he replied “kangaroo.” Little did the explorers know, the word kangaroo meant, “I don’t understand you.”
Listening RN: A kangaroo has three ears http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/soundproof/a-kangaroo-has-three-ears/6768302 @mikewilliams3 @RadioNational @wildlife_aus @EchidnaW
A kangaroo has three ears – Buckle up (again)… 37 years after the original, we’re getting back on the highway for a radio homage of epic proportions.
#4oclockfact Female kangaroos have the unique ability to delay the birth of their baby until conditions are right. They can also produce two different kinds of milk if they have joeys at different developmental stages. ^EK pic.twitter.com/eqISGtx2ED
— CSIRO (@CSIRO) January 13, 2018
— Jack Ashby (@JackDAshby) June 24, 2018