Kangaroos are native to Australia and live in woodlands, pastures and grasslands from the Indian Ocean to western Victoria and New South Wales. The Eastern Grey Kangaroo lives in eastern Australia and Tasmania. The Antilopine Kangaroo favors the monsoonal, tropical woodlands in northern Australia.Continue Reading
Kangaroos are highly adaptive and are often found throughout Australia in public parks, gardens and golf courses. The kangaroo family name, Macropodidae, means big feet in Latin.
Kangaroos are not an endangered species, but their habitat is threatened by wildfires, hunting and land development. With permits, Western Grey Kangaroos are hunted for their hides and meat and to control their populations. All other kangaroos that reside in Australia are protected by law.Learn more about Marsupials
Kangaroos make a variety of sounds, including hissing, grunting and coughing, and females may make a clicking sound when communicating with joeys. Kangaroos make noises when warning others about predators or if they sense danger. They also stomp their feet to warn other kangaroos that something is wrong.Full Answer >
Kangaroos are marsupials, which are mammals classified by the existence of pouches where the mother carries its babies. In the United States, the only native marsupial is the opossum. The confusion surrounding whether or not kangaroos are rodents could be due to the existence of the kangaroo rat.Full Answer >
There are 50 to 60 million kangaroos living on the Australian continent. There are 48 kangaroo species, and the current population is the highest on record, as of 2014.Full Answer >
Tree kangaroos only live in Australia. They can be found throughout West Papua and Papua New Guinea and are not located anywhere else in the world.Full Answer >