Red Kangaroos
Red Kangaroo


Park Names: Cooma, Leonidas, Bendigo, Scout

Scientific name: Macropus Rufus
Family: Macropodidae
Classification: Marsupial

Place of Origin: Australia
Lifespan (in Wild): 8 years
Weight: 100 lbs (Adult)
Body size: 6 ft standing (Adult)
Top speed: 25 mph.
Diet: Omnivores

Fun Facts

  • Kangaroos can”t walk backward
  • The Red Kangaroo is the largest kangaroo species
  • Their tail is strong enough to support their entire weight
  • A group of kangaroos is called a mob

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Annual Cost of Care

The cost to care for this animal per year is $1000.

Through our Adopt a Species program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs by paying for the annual cost of care. Check out our Donate page for other ways you can give!

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