RED KANGAROO

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Macropus rufus

HABITAT:  Open plains and grass lands of central Australia.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
                                                   

FUN FACT: 

They can achieve speeds of 48 kilometers per hour (30 mph) for short distances.  Their tail serves as a support and helps with balance and steering when leaping.  They can jump distances of 4 to 6 ft at a slow jump, and 45 ft in flight. 

FIND ME IN THE ZOO:

 

 

312 E Finnup Drive

Garden City, KS 67846

  • Instagram Social Icon