- Scientific classification: kangaroo belongs to the class Mammalia, order Marsupialia.
- Food of kangaroos: grass, small plants.
- Kangaroo ranges in size up to 6 ft. (1.8 m) tall; up to 10 ft. (3 m) long, including 3 ft. (0.9 m) tail; weight is up to 200 lbs. (90 kg).
- Kangaroos are found in the open forests and plains of Australia and nearby islands.
- Pouched female kangaroo gives birth to undeveloped offspring – 0.03 oz. (0.8 g) – which climbs up mother’s body into pouch to nurse.
- Kangaroos have small front legs and large hind legs used for hopping.
- Kangaroo’s tail is used for balance.
- Kangaroo’s single jump can cover 30 ft. (9 m) in length and 10 ft. (3 m) in height.
- Group of kangaroos is called “mob”, male kangaroo is called “boomer”, female kangaroo is called “flyer”, baby kangaroo is called “joey”.