Kangaroos

Photo: Tatters, Kangaroo and joey (Some rights reserved) 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’). Australia’s Oldest Rock ArtOldest-known Australian rock art is 17,300-year-old kangaroo in the …

Kangaroo Island

Photo: Royston Rascals, Penneshaw (Some rights reserved) Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 miles) southwest of Adelaide. 2020 Fires BackgroundBritish navigator Matthew Flinders named the island in 1802. Separated from the mainland about 10,000 years ago, the island is …