Western Grey Kangaroo
Scrub, woodland, edges of desert and grassland.
Leafy plants and grasses.
Grey kangaroos live in large groups called mobs. They sleep for much of the day and feed during dusk and dawn.
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.
Hunting, habitat destruction and introduced species upsetting the natural balance.
Zoo populations are being monitored.
- Latin Name: Macropus fuliginosus ocydromus
- Class: Mammals
- Order: Marsupialia
- Family: Diprotodontidae
- Conservation status: Least Concern
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