Name: Kangaroo, Family Macropodidae
Description: Marsupials with large, powerful hind legs, large feet, a long muscular tail, and a small head. Shades of gray, brown or red wooly, hair.
Location: Australia and New Guinea
Special Features: Kangaroos have a pouch called a marsupium
Can hop up to 40 miles per hour
The only large mammal that can hop
Red and gray kangaroos stand between five and six feet tall
In the wild for six to eight years
Kangaroos live and travel in organized groups or "mobs"
Diet: Herbivores, feeding on grass, leaves and roots
Neat Fact: Kangaroos will drool and lick saliva all over their faces and bodies to cool down.