Macropus rufus / Red kangaroo
- Dry thorn savannahs, bush and grasslands, semi-deserts
- Grasses, but also leaves and shoots
- Gestation/breeding period
- 33 days
- Mode of life
- loose groups with about 10 animals
~ 1.80 m
~ 70 kg
~ 25 years
How endangered are Red kangaroos?
by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)
- Not evaluated
- Data deficient
Least concern Least concern
- Near threatened
- Critically endangered
- Extinct in the wild
Did you know?
The tail of the red kangaroo is almost as long as its body, and is strong enough to carry its entire body weight.
Red kangaroo on the zoo tour
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