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There are red and gray kangaroos at Roo Valley! Kangaroos live in social groups called mobs.  Males, called boomers, are twice the size of females, called flyers.

Red Kangaroo

The red kangaroo is the world’s largest marsupial. A red kangaroo can reach speeds of over 35 miles an hour. Female red kangaroos are smaller, lighter, and faster than males. They also boast a blue-hued coat, so many Australians call them “blue fliers.” Red kangaroos live in Australia’s deserts and open grasslands, gathering in groups called mobs.

Macropus rufusLength: 4 to 6 ftWeight: 60 to 200 lbsLifespan: 10 to 20 yrsHabitat: Grassland, bushland, and desertDiet: Grass and leavesRange: Australia

Grey Kangaroo

Gray kangaroos roam Southern Australia. Both red and gray kangaroos can cover 25 feet in a single leap and to jump 6 feet high.

Macropus fuliginosusLength: 2 to 7 ftWeight: 40 to 160 lbsLifespan: 10 to 20 yrsHabitat: Forest, bushland, and grasslandDiet: Grass, bark and leavesRange: Southern Australia

kangaroo jumping

Did You Know?

These big-footed hoppers can cover more than 20 feet in a single bound and reach speeds up to 30 miles per hour, though they prefer to lay around during the heat of the day.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:

Eastern Australia

Tail: 35.5 to 43.5 inches

Zoo Location:
Roo Valley