I jump when I walk

Children jumping high in the air


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I jump when I walk, and sit when I stand.

What am I?

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It lives in Australia.

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A kangaroo.

A kangaroo has a big, heavy tail. It can't walk very easily so it jumps instead. When it's standing, it uses its tail to balance, so it looks as if it's sitting down.



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