Kangaroo – made from 925 Sterling silver this icon of Australia is set on a handmade black porcelain disc. It is a beautiful memento of Australia and will make a lovely gift.
Did you know that the female can determine the sex of her offspring? 😉
A Kangaroo is a marsupial mammal.
It is a macropod which means “big foot”.
There are over 40 different types (species).
The smaller ones are usually called Wallabies.
The largest is the Red Kangaroo.
It stands taller than a man and can weigh 85 kg’s.
It is the largest marsupial in the world. On the Australian coat of arms the Emu and the Kangaroo were selected as symbols of Australia to represent the country progress because they are always moving forward and never move backwards. They are the largest marsupial mammals. They belong to the Macropodidae family.
There are 47 varieties of kangaroo, ranging in size from the two-pound rock wallaby to the 6-foot, 300-pound red kangaroo.
Kangaroos usually have one young annually. The young kangaroo, or joey, is born alive at a very immature stage when it is only about 2 cm long and weighs less than a gram. Immediately after birth it crawls up the mother’s body and enters the pouch. The baby attaches its mouth to one of four teats, which then enlarges to hold the young animal in place. After several weeks, the joey becomes more active and gradually spends more and more time outside the pouch, which it leaves completely between 7 and 10 months of age.Thanks to the people of Koala Express – Like to read more? Check out this link: http://www.koalaexpress.com.au/kangaroo%20facts.htm