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Red kangaroo

Red kangaroo

Introduction

Head-Body Length:.75-1.4 m
Weight:17-85 kg
Identification:The coat color of the red kangaroo varies from red to blue gray. The undersides are white and black, and there is a white patch on the sides of the muzzle. This kangaroo also has a white stripe that goes from its mouth to its ear.
Habitat:Grassy arid plains
Diet:Herbivore: green herbage
Reproduction:This kangaroo species breeds throughout the year, although females may not breed during periods of drought. Gestation lasts 30-40 days. After birth, the single joey spends the next 240 days in the mother’s pouch.
Kangaroos gather in small herds led by a single male.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The red kangaroo is the largest living marsupial species. At birth, the baby weighs only .75 grams. It has very well-developed front claws to help it climb into the mother’s pouch

Geographic:Central Australia
Western Australia 
Date:1958 – 1988 Subjects: Red kangaroo
Marcropus
Wallabies
Kangaroos
Macropodidae
Diprotodontia
Marsupials
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata

KEY FACTS

Name Red kangaroo,Macropus rufus
Origin Australia
Size 75-1.4 m
Litter Size One litter
Life span 8 to 12 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity
Reproduction This kangaroo species breeds throughout the year, although females may not breed during periods of drought. Gestation lasts 30-40 days. After birth, the single joey spends the next 240 days in the mother’s pouch
Weight 17-85 kg
Colors Males are red/brown in colour with a pale underside and limbs. Females are smaller than males and tend to be greyish in colour

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scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Mammalia
Order – Diprotodonta
Family – Macropodidae
Genus – Macropus
Genus Species – Macropus rufus

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