Mother and child
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Kangaroos and wallabies are marsupials that belong to a small group of animals called macropods. They are only found naturally in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Most macropods have hind legs larger than their forelimbs, large hind feet, and long muscular tails which they use for balance. The word macropod actually means 'big foot'. Kangaroos and wallabies are most active at night, dusk and dawn. |
All kangaroos and wallabies have forward-opening pouches. Other marsupials – wombats and koalas – have pouches that open backwards.
The kangaroo superfamily consists of two family groups. Kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons and tree kangaroos make up one family, while rat-kangaroos, bettongs and potoroos make up the other. There are 45 species of kangaroos and wallabies.
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- [2005-06-04 6:50]
It is quite amazing how that baby kangaroo can keep climbing into his mother's pocket as it gets bigger. Well shown Thomas, the baby is a bit soft, but mum looks sharp and clear. We don't see many such animals lately on TN, so good one.
Do you know if is true the kangaroos are good boxers?