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Kangaroo

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Animal Fact File

Kangaroo

Name: Kangaroo
Type: Mammal
Home: Australia
Habitat: Various places, including forest
Food: Grass
Body: Strong tail and back legs; long, pointed ears. Some grow 2 metres tall. Female kangaroos have a pouch, where their babies live.
Life span: About 6 years
Family: A baby kangaroo is called a joey. When it is small it eats, sleeps and travels in the mother's pouch.
It can: hop quickly on two legs; walk slowly on four legs; jump very high and swim.
It can't: walk backwards.

Fun facts

  • There are more kangaroos than humans in Australia!
  • There are four different types of kangaroos.
  • A group of kangaroos is called a 'mob', a 'troop' or a 'court'.

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