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Animals from A-Z

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

(engl: Eastern Grey Kangaroo)

Long jump record holder

The Eastern Grey Kangaroo can jump up to 13.5 meters and two to three meters high. Elastic bands store most of the kinetic energy for their next jump. Eastern Grey Kangaroos are among the best jumpers in the animal kingdom.

Food fight

Kangaroos populate the bush of Australia in large numbers and mostly feed on grass. As a result, they compete with imported livestock and are therefore frequently hunted by farmers. Meanwhile, many marsupial species in Australia have already been eradicated.

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Verbreitungsgebiet: Graues Riesenkänguru
Verbreitungsgebiet: Graues Riesenkänguru
Wissenschaftl. Name Macropus giganteus
Ordnung Marsupials
Familie Macropodiformes
Größe Kopf-Rumpf 85-120 cm
Gewicht bis 60 kg (Männchen)
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit ca. 36 Tage
Verbreitung Tasmania, Southeast Australia
Lebensraum savannah, thin forests
Nahrung Grasses, Leaves
Bestand not endangered