Fun facts about the kangaroo. *** LIST DEDICATED TO JOSE MARIA HERRERA *** ...
A kangaroo moves by jumping with its strong hind legs. To balance your body use its thick tail. If someone lifted the animal's tail, it could not jump.
The kangaroo is a marsupial of the Macropodidae family (macropods - with big feet).
Kangaroos are found in Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea.
A kangaroo can live to be 18 years old.
Male kangaroos lack the bags that females have.
Kangaroos do not produce methane, the characteristic gas of the flatulence of other animals.
Due to its thick tail and the unusual shape of its legs, a kangaroo has a hard time going backwards.
There are about 47 kangaroo species, which vary from the size of a wallabi (approximately one kilogram) to the size of a red kangaroo (135 kilograms).
Due to its long legs it is very difficult for a kangaroo to walk slowly, when it requires it it has to move with all four legs, also helping itself from the tail.
Kangaroos are the only large animals that move around jumping.
The red kangaroo is the largest marsupial in the world.
A common myth is that the kangaroo took its name from mere confusion. When European explorers first saw these strange animals, they asked an Australian native what they were called. The native answered
"I do not understand you". The explorers understood it as the name of the animal, and since then it is known.
This animal can jump obstacles 3 meters high.