Hello Tuesday, hello world, this Tuesday we are looking at the good old red kangaroo.
A red kangaroo can hop 13 metres in one jump that is as long as some buses. A kangaroo has very strong and powerful legs that act like springs and a big tail which helps them balance. When they get going they can move bloody fast.
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 colour. Females are bluish grey in colour and are smaller and faster than the males.
Male Red Kangaroos mature at about 2 years of age, and females when they are from 15 to 20 months old. Red Kangaroos can live for up to 20 years in the wild.
They have a gestation period of just 33days after born they spend 1yr in the mothers pouch. A mother kangaroo can produce milk of two different types to feed different babies at the same time. One that has emerged from the pouch but is still nursing and a newborn.
Females are called a doe, flyer, jill or roo, males are bucks, boomer, a jack or old man.
They cannot walk/jump backwards.