What a kangaroo eats depends on the type of kangaroo, but generally they eat grasses, fruits, bark and flowers. There are more than 47 species of kangaroos living today.Continue Reading
Terrestrial kangaroos, or those living on flat land, eat mostly green vegetation like grasses and leaves. The tree kangaroo eats vegetation, as well as small birds and birds eggs when it can find them.
There are three types of terrestrial kangaroos: wallaroos, wallabies and kangaroos. Wallabies are the smallest terrestrial kangaroo and the largest of the three is the kangaroo.
The tree kangaroo spends almost all its time in trees. They have longer tails than terrestrial kangaroos and this allows them to climb among tree branches quickly and easily.Learn more about Marsupials
Each of the four main species of kangaroo, all belonging to the family Macropodidae, has a different scientific name based on the root Macropus. All species live in Australia, and one related species, the tree kangaroo, also lives in Papua New Guinea.Full Answer >
The majority of tree kangaroo species are native to Papua New Guinea, particularly on the Huon Peninsula in the northeastern part of the country. Tree kangaroos are also found on the continent of Australia and in the province of West Papua.Full Answer >
Tree kangaroos are herbivores, and their diet mainly consists of leaves and fruits. They also collect fallen fruits from the ground and scavenge for grass shoots, ferns, moss, grains, flowers, eggs, young birds, sap and even tree barks when the food supply is scarce.Full Answer >
Wombats eat bark, shoots and grasses. They are nocturnal herbivores that live to an average of 26 years in the wild. They gnaw on bark to keep their continuously growing teeth at a manageable size.Full Answer >