Monday, November 30, 2009

Red Kangaroo

The red kangaroo is the largest marsupial. Females have one baby at a time, which at birth is smaller than a tennis ball. The infant immediately climbs into its mother's pouch and does not emerge for two months. A baby kangaroo is called a joey. Eventually, the joey will stick it's arms and head out of its mom's pouch. Red kangaroos hop on their back that are legs full of muscle. Female red kangaroos are smaller,lighter and faster. Male kangaroos are much more powerful. They have very sharp claws on their feet and use them to fight enemies. Red kangaroos are being hunted for their fur and meat. Kangaroo meat is becoming popular in some countries.

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