|Life span:||Average 8 years in the wild; up to 25 years under human care|
|Gestation:||Young are born 33 days after mating, and spend a year in the pouch before weaning.|
Number of young at birth:
|Usually only one at a time|
|Size:||Male red kangaroo can be over 6 ft when standing.|
Male red kangaroo, up to 200 lbs
Come visit Adele, Anne, Dory, Blair, Duke, Coing Biboba, and Kylie at Walkabout Creek.
- Red kangaroos are the largest species of kangaroo
- Often found on the open plains of inland Australia and can live on very little water
- Males appear maroon with a white face and belly in color
- Females are bluish gray in color and are smaller and faster than the males. (can reach speeds up to 30 miles per hour)
- Male kangaroos grow steadily bigger and stronger throughout their lives
- A female kangaroo is called a doe, flyer, jill or roo; a male is called a buck, boomer, jack or old man.
- Kangaroos cannot walk backward
- A mother kangaroo can produce milk of two different types to feed two different babies at the same time. One that has emerged from the pouch but is still nursing and a newborn.