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Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Macropus giganteus

Description:

One of Australia's larger macropods, a marsupial that carries the young in a pouch (female). This is an older female with joey in pouch, she sees it's safe to have a morning scratch and the joey has a stretch (extended leg from pouch), last seasons joey is behind mum in third photo. Grey grizzled fur with lighter belly, large ears and eyes, small front limbs, large hind limbs and tail. Grass and herb eater.

Habitat:

Found throughout eastern Australia. These ones in northern NSW dry woodland and open woodland environment.

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20 Comments

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

Thanks Kathleen! Update on this family in later spotting.

Great series kd! and congratulations on SOTD!

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

Thank you Ava T-B!

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

Many thanks to all for your kind words and support for our beautiful wildlife! Thank you AshleyT, Leana, Tom15, Dilan, Doreen, Antonio, Sachin, EnvUnlimited, MacC, Jemma, Luis S., beaker98, Maria dB, KarenL and all who favourited the Eastern Grey Kangaroo mum and bub. And yes, baby is making mum uncomfortable as it is getting too big now to be carried around especially in this extreme heat we are experiencing now - maybe the pouch is airconditioned!

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Congrats kd, great photos!

Congratulations kdpicturemaker on this SOTD!

Tom15
Tom15 8 years ago

Congratulations on an interesting SOTD! It looks like the joey just barely fits in the pouch.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Congrats kdpicturemaker!!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 8 years ago

Just wonderful.

Beautiful series kdpicturemaker,very cute scene.congrats and thanks for sharing

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Congrats !!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

A well deserved SOTD! Congratulations KD

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 8 years ago

congrats!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Congrats kdpicturemaker!

beaker98
beaker98 8 years ago

Excellent! A well deserved SOTD! Congrats to you kdpicturemaker:)

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congrats KD! Your lovely series has earned you Spotting of the Day!

Life can get pretty cramped when you are confined to mom’s pouch, and this little joey is enjoying a good stretch! A joey is born blind, hairless, and only about an inch long, and must climb its way through the thick fur on its mother's abdomen into the pouch so it can feed and continue its development. He or she will stay in her pouch for around 9 months.

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Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Great series!

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

Thanks Ava and Bill. Glad they put a smile on viewers' faces. Bub is about ready to be out of the pouch permanently, mum's been tightening the pouch strings lately to keep it out longer. Joey was having a bit of a stretch in the pouch at this moment - oh to be a joey...

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Wonderful pictures.

beaker98
beaker98 8 years ago

Great shots! Looks like the Joey is just relaxing with its feet hanging out the window:) Too funny.

kdpicturemaker
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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 13, 2014
Submitted on Jan 14, 2014

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