Eastern Gray Kangaroo
About Eastern Gray Kangaroo
Kangaroos are the world’s largest marsupials. The Eastern Gray kangaroo is tallest. It can measure up to 5 feet (1.5m) tall. Eastern Grays can move up to 35 mph (56km/h), and can jump the length of 2 cars at once.
Kangaroos use their large tail for balance both when standing and jumping.
Kangaroos live in the open country, feeding on grass. They are able to survive a long time without water.
When they breed, the female kangaroo only gives birth to one joey at a time. The newborn joey is less than 2 inches (5cm) long when born. It crawls through the mother’s fur to find the pouch, where it will spend the next six months.