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Western Grey Kangaroo

Zoo Location: Savannah
Western Grey Kangaroo
Habitat

Scrub, woodland, edges of desert and grassland.

Wild Diet

Leafy plants and grasses.

Behaviour

Grey kangaroos live in large groups called mobs. They sleep for much of the day and feed during dusk and dawn.

Breeding

After a gestation period of 36 days a single partly formed youngster is born. It immediately crawls into the pouch where it remains for up to 11 months to suckle and complete its growth.

Threats

Hunting, habitat destruction and introduced species upsetting the natural balance.

Conservation

Zoo populations are being monitored.

Western Grey Kangaroo Western Grey Kangaroo

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Macropus fuliginosus ocydromus
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Marsupialia
  • Family: Diprotodontidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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