image:Eastern-Grey-Kangaroo.jpgA Kangaroo seen in Canberra A Young Eastern Grey Kangaroo in MotionA kangaroo at Disney's Animal KingdomWestern Grey Kangaroo at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane
Discover great deals on the many hard to find and one of a kind items available only on ebay!

Kangaroo

A kangaroo is any of several large macropods (the marsupial family that also includes the wallabies, tree kangaroos, wallaroos, pademelons and the quokka: 45 species in all). The term kangaroo is sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to all members of the macropod family. more...

HomeHome
AmphibianAmphibian
ArthropodArthropod
BirdBird
CatCat
DinosaurDinosaur
DogDog
FishFish
MammalMammal
AardvarkAardvark
AnteaterAnteater
AntelopeAntelope
ApeApe
ArmadilloArmadillo
BadgerBadger
BandicootBandicoot
BatBat
BearBear
BeaverBeaver
BelugaBeluga
BisonBison
Black BearBlack Bear
Blue WhaleBlue Whale
BoarBoar
BobcatBobcat
Brown BearBrown Bear
BullBull
BunnyBunny
CamelCamel
CattleCattle
CheetahCheetah
ChimpChimp
ChimpanzeeChimpanzee
ChipmunkChipmunk
CowCow
CoyoteCoyote
DeerDeer
DolphinDolphin
DonkeyDonkey
ElephantElephant
ElkElk
FerretFerret
FoxFox
GiraffeGiraffe
GoatGoat
GooseGoose
GopherGopher
GorillaGorilla
Grizzly BearGrizzly Bear
HareHare
HedgehogHedgehog
HippopotomasHippopotomas
HorseHorse
HumanHuman
Humpback WhaleHumpback Whale
IbexIbex
JaguarJaguar
KangarooKangaroo
Killer WhaleKiller Whale
KoalaKoala
LemmingLemming
LemurLemur
LeopardLeopard
LionLion
LynxLynx
ManateeManatee
MarmotMarmot
MarsupialMarsupial
MeercatMeercat
MinkMink
MoleMole
MongooseMongoose
MonkeyMonkey
MooseMoose
MouseMouse
MuleMule
MuskratMuskrat
OppossumOppossum
OrangutanOrangutan
OrcaOrca
OtterOtter
PangolinPangolin
PigPig
Polar BearPolar Bear
PorcupinePorcupine
PorpoisePorpoise
PossumPossum
Prairie DogPrairie Dog
RabbitRabbit
RacoonRacoon
RatRat
RhinocerosRhinoceros
RodentRodent
SealSeal
SheepSheep
ShrewShrew
SkunkSkunk
SlothSloth
Sperm WhaleSperm Whale
SquirrelSquirrel
SteerSteer
TenrecTenrec
TigerTiger
VoleVole
WalrusWalrus
WeaselWeasel
WhaleWhale
WolfWolf
WolverineWolverine
WombatWombat
Wooly MammothWooly Mammoth
ZebraZebra
MythologicalMythological
ReptileReptile


Kangaroos are native to the continent of Australia, while tree kangaroos are also found in New Guinea.

The word kangaroo is said to derive from the Guugu Yimidhirr (an Australian Aboriginal language) word gangurru, referring to the Grey Kangaroo (see photo to the right). The name was first recorded as kangaru by Joseph Banks on James Cook's first voyage of exploration, when they were beached at the mouth of the Endeavour River in the harbour of modern Cooktown for almost 7 weeks repairing their ship which had been damaged on the Great Barrier Reef.

Kangaroo soon became adopted into standard English where it has come to mean any member of the family of kangaroos and wallabies. The belief that it means "I don't understand" or "I don't know" is a popular myth that is also applied to any number of other Aboriginal-sounding Australian words. Male kangaroos are called bucks, boomers or jacks; females are does, flyers, or jills and the young are joeys. The collective noun for kangaroos is a mob.

Overview

There are three species:

  • The Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus) is the largest surviving marsupial anywhere in the world. Red Kangaroos occupy the arid and semi-arid centre of the continent. A large male can be 2 metres (6 ft 6 in) tall and weigh 90 kg (200 lb).
  • The Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) is less well-known than the red (outside of Australia), but the most often seen, as its range covers the fertile eastern part of the continent.
  • The Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus) is slightly smaller again at about 54 kg (119 lb) for a large male. It is found in the southern part of Western Australia, South Australia near the coast, and the Darling River basin.

In addition, there are over 41 smaller macropods that are closely related to the kangaroos:

  • Tree kangaroos are arboreal relatives of the true kangaroo which are found in the dense rainforests of north-east Australia and New Guinea. Several tree kangaroos are endangered, largely because of habitat destruction.
  • Wallabies are smaller, usually more thick-set, macropods.
  • A wallaroo is a very large wallaby or a small kangaroo.
  • Pademelons are small, forest living macropods of around 4 to 6 kg (9 to 13 lb).
  • The Quokka is a small wallaby-like macropod of Western Australia.
  • Rat kangaroo is a term loosely applied to any of several very small kangaroo-like marsupials, some from the family Macropodidae, some not.
  • Kangaroo rats, in contrast, are rodents.

Kangaroos have large powerful hind legs, large feet designed for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head. They are the only large animals to use hopping as a means of locomotion.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

Vintage Print,Kangaroo,Peoples Natural History Mammals+Birds,1903Vintage Print,Kangaroo,Peoples Natural History Mammals+Birds,1903 $12.00 Land, Zoo, Farm, Mammal, Forest Animals 100% Stainless Steel 9Mm Italian CharmsLand, Zoo, Farm, Mammal, Forest Animals 100% Stainless Steel 9Mm Italian Charms $7.99
Kangaroos [World of Mammals]Kangaroos [World of Mammals] $42.62 Safari Ltd. Kangaroo w/Joey Wildlife Replica Figure Toy 100108 New Free ShippingSafari Ltd. Kangaroo w/Joey Wildlife Replica Figure Toy 100108 New Free Shipping $8.87
N°69 Mammal Poster Giant Allactaga, KangarooN°69 Mammal Poster Giant Allactaga, Kangaroo $5.00 New ListingOriginal Old Antique Print Gould Mammals Australia 1863 Rufous Jerboa KangarooNew ListingOriginal Old Antique Print Gould Mammals Australia 1863 Rufous Jerboa Kangaroo $38.12
The Kangaroo Australian Natural History Photography 1985 Marsupials Mammals B554The Kangaroo Australian Natural History Photography 1985 Marsupials Mammals B554 $23.11 Safari Ltd. Matschies Tree Kangaroo Replica Figure Toy 100365 New Free ShippingSafari Ltd. Matschies Tree Kangaroo Replica Figure Toy 100365 New Free Shipping $9.23
Ty Beanie Babies Mammals Bugs Ocean Birds Misc. Nwt - You Pick! Free ShippingTy Beanie Babies Mammals Bugs Ocean Birds Misc. Nwt - You Pick! Free Shipping $5.99 Bottongia pencillata Rat Kangaroo Mandible Pleistocene AustraliaBottongia pencillata Rat Kangaroo Mandible Pleistocene Australia $130.00
6 Dinosaur Mammals 2 Headed Dragon Kangaroo Skeleton Hand odd ball Lot #176 Dinosaur Mammals 2 Headed Dragon Kangaroo Skeleton Hand odd ball Lot #17 $25.00 Kangaroo cufflinks Novelty Australian marsupial animals mammalsKangaroo cufflinks Novelty Australian marsupial animals mammals $12.22
$13.50 1845-63 John Gould Large Antique Print of Tree Kangaroo The Mammals of Australia1845-63 John Gould Large Antique Print of Tree Kangaroo The Mammals of Australia $1,250.00
The mammals of Australia 1863 by John Gould 3 Pdf E-books on 1 Data Dvd KangarooThe mammals of Australia 1863 by John Gould 3 Pdf E-books on 1 Data Dvd Kangaroo $8.14 Australia Animal Mammal Red Kangaroo full Mnh strip of 3 1994Australia Animal Mammal Red Kangaroo full Mnh strip of 3 1994 $1.50
Rare Antique Original Vtg Kangaroo Various Mammals Chart Engraving Art PrintRare Antique Original Vtg Kangaroo Various Mammals Chart Engraving Art Print $19.95 1845-63 John Gould Large Antique Print The Mammals of Australia - Tree Kangaroo1845-63 John Gould Large Antique Print The Mammals of Australia - Tree Kangaroo $975.00
Little Kylie Minkplush Kangaroo Plush Soft Stuffed Animal Toy Doll MammalLittle Kylie Minkplush Kangaroo Plush Soft Stuffed Animal Toy Doll Mammal $45.00 🔥Rare Amazing Facts About Australian Mammals by Steve Parish Kangaroo Monkey🔥🔥Rare Amazing Facts About Australian Mammals by Steve Parish Kangaroo Monkey🔥 $3.99
Antique Color Plate Lithograph ~ Leaping Great Kangaroo ~ Mammals of Other LandsAntique Color Plate Lithograph ~ Leaping Great Kangaroo ~ Mammals of Other Lands $5.95 Original Old Antique Print Gould Mammals Australia 1863 1977 Cover Page KangarooOriginal Old Antique Print Gould Mammals Australia 1863 1977 Cover Page Kangaroo $24.45
N°8 Mammal Poster The Red Kangaroo Marsupials Herbivorous AustraliaN°8 Mammal Poster The Red Kangaroo Marsupials Herbivorous Australia $5.00 Vintage John Gould Mammal Art Canvas Print~Red Kangaroo poster 24"X16"Vintage John Gould Mammal Art Canvas Print~Red Kangaroo poster 24"X16" $25.41
The Surprising Kangaroos and Other Pouched Mammals by Patricia LauberThe Surprising Kangaroos and Other Pouched Mammals by Patricia Lauber $7.84 Old Vintage Print 1952 Australia Mammals Wallaby Wombat Kangaroo Tiger 20thOld Vintage Print 1952 Australia Mammals Wallaby Wombat Kangaroo Tiger 20th $27.16
Postal History Papua New Guinea Fdc #819-822 Animals mammal tree kangaroo 1994Postal History Papua New Guinea Fdc #819-822 Animals mammal tree kangaroo 1994 $14.99 Kangaroo Rat Embroidered Cotton Cap New Hat Desert Wildlife Small MammalKangaroo Rat Embroidered Cotton Cap New Hat Desert Wildlife Small Mammal $21.45
Original Old Antique Print Gould Mammals Australia 1863Great Red Kangaroo RufusOriginal Old Antique Print Gould Mammals Australia 1863Great Red Kangaroo Rufus $24.45 Original Old Antique Print Skeleton Kangaroo Mammal Natural History 1894-95Original Old Antique Print Skeleton Kangaroo Mammal Natural History 1894-95 $19.01
New ListingVintage John Gould Mammal Art Canvas Print~Red Kangaroo poster A3New ListingVintage John Gould Mammal Art Canvas Print~Red Kangaroo poster A3 $18.48 Kangaroo - Mammals - 1970's Rencontre Safari Wildlife CardKangaroo - Mammals - 1970's Rencontre Safari Wildlife Card $1.34
Click to see more Kangaroo items at www.ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 01/18/21 4:21pm.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay