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The Ultimate Quokka Guide

The Ultimate Quokka Guide

Quokkas look so cute and adorable, so you might think it’s too good to be true. But I can assure you: Quokkas are real animals! They are marsupials (that’s why they are related to kangaroos) that live in just a few places in Western Australia. The largest number of quokkas occurs on Rottnest Island near Perth in Western Australia. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Kangaroo Boxing and Fighting

The Ultimate Guide to Kangaroo Boxing and Fighting

Kangaroos use their strong tail and hind legs to stand up and fight. When they are in an upright position, kangaroos start the fight by grasping the neck of the other kangaroo with their forepaws. In this high-standing posture, kangaroos extend their claws and wrestle. They paw their opponent's chest, neck, shoulder and head. Some kangaroos then balance on their tail and kick the opponent’s abdomen with their hind legs.

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Kangaroos in Sydney: Visitor's Guide

Kangaroos in Sydney: Visitor's Guide

It’s tough to see wild kangaroos in Sydney, you might see some wild kangaroos or wallabies in the outskirts of Sydney, for example at Western Sydney Parklands or Garigal National Park. The best way to see kangaroos in Sydney is to go to Taronga Zoo Sydney, Featherdale Wildlife Park or Wildlife Sydney Zoo.

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My 10 Favorite Places to See Wild Kangaroos Near Sydney

My 10 Favorite Places to See Wild Kangaroos Near Sydney

You probably know the feeling when you’re visiting a place for the first time in your life and you have no idea where to go. I wish I had these guides before I left Sydney to explore Australia so I wanna share with you the most amazing places where you can see wild kangaroos and wallabies near Sydney

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8 Facts About Kangaroo Pouches You Probably Didn't Know

8 Facts About Kangaroo Pouches You Probably Didn't Know

Most people know that kangaroos have a pouch. But you will be surprised to see these 8 facts about kangaroo pouches you probably did not know. For example, did you know that young kangaroos are not born in their mother’s pouch? Kangaroos are incredible creatures, they climb being blind, hairless, and tiny as a jellybean into their mother’s pouch. 

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Kangaroo Reproduction: Ultimate Guide From Mating to Joeys

Kangaroo Reproduction: Ultimate Guide From Mating to Joeys

How do kangaroos reproduce - a complete guide. I’ve recently seen a joey looking out of its mother's pouch and I was deeply impressed. That got me thinking about what happens in the time between mating until a joey is born? I’m going to show you how kangaroos reproduce and what happens until a joey is born.

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What is a Joey?

What is a Joey?

A joey is a young marsupial. Marsupials are not completely developed when they are born and live in their mother’s pouch until they are fully developed. Infants of animals like kangaroos, koalas, opossums, and wombats are called joey.

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Where Can I Take A Selfie With Kangaroos In Australia?

Where Can I Take A Selfie With Kangaroos In Australia?

There are three recommended places in Australia to take a selfie with a kangaroo. To take a selfie with a kangaroo in the wilderness go to Cape Hillsborough National Park in Queensland or Murramarang National Park in New South Wales. Another easy way to get a kangaroo selfie is when you go to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney.

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Can You Feed And Pet Kangaroos at Taronga Zoo?

Can You Feed And Pet Kangaroos at Taronga Zoo?

The short answer is no. As a visitor, you can’t feed kangaroos at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. But there is a large Australian walkabout yard where the kangaroos are free-range and guests are able to walk through. You should stay on the path but if a kangaroo walks by and says hello you’re welcome to give it a gentle pat. In this article, I will also show you the best alternative places where you can feed and pet kangaroos.

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How Tall Do Kangaroos Get? (based on 11 examples)

How Tall Do Kangaroos Get? (based on 11 examples)

The largest kangaroo ever confirmed was about 2.1 m (82 in) tall and weighed 91 kg (200 lbs). In short, the average kangaroo is about 0.8 to 1.8 meters (31 to 71 in) tall. Females tend to be significantly smaller than males. There are significant differences between the different species, though.

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How Much Does A Kangaroo Weigh? (with 6 examples)

How Much Does A Kangaroo Weigh? (with 6 examples)

In short, an average adult kangaroo weighs between 35 - 90 kg (77 - 198 lbs). However, there is a huge difference in weight between males and females. Males can weigh up to twice as much as females. Additionally, different kangaroo species vary in weight, size, and looks.

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The Difference Between a Kangaroo, a Wallaby, and a Wallaroo

The Difference Between a Kangaroo, a Wallaby, and a Wallaroo

The easiest method is to distinguish them by size. Kangaroos can get up to 2 meters (6.5 ft) tall and are the biggest animals among the three. Wallabies are smaller than kangaroos and wallaroos. A wallaroo’s size is between a kangaroo and a wallaby, hence its name “walla-roo”. This is not the only difference. So let’s look into what other ways to distinguish between a kangaroo, wallaby, and wallaroo exist.

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Where Do Kangaroos Live? This is Their Natural Habitat

Where Do Kangaroos Live? This is Their Natural Habitat

Kangaroos live in a great variety of areas in Australia. They can be found in wet rainforests, grazing at the beach, hoping in wide-open plains, and in the dry centre of Australia. However, there are huge differences between the natural habitat of the red kangaroo, the western grey kangaroo, the eastern grey kangaroo, and the antilopine kangaroo. Read this article to learn more about a kangaroo’s natural habitat.

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