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Eastern Grey Kangaroo joey

Macropus giganteus

Description:

Australian marsupial, grey grizzled fur, lighter on underside, dark tipped tail, face, ears, hind legs and forelimbs, strong hind legs for hopping/bounding movement, large eyes and ears. Young (joeys) are carried in the front pouch of the females until about 9 months of age when they emerge fully. Within that time they periodically emerge from the pouch for extended amounts of time. Joeys feed on mother's milk and nibble grasses until about 12 months of age (depends on individuals) after which they rely only on grasses and herbs. This is joey from earlier spottings, now spending more time out of the pouch and with great strong movement after much practice.

Habitat:

Found in woodland and open country of eastern Australia. This one in dry woodland and garden environment in north east NSW.

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2 Comments

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Thanks MacC.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Nice one KD

kdpicturemaker
Spotted by
kdpicturemaker

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Mar 2, 2014
Submitted on Mar 3, 2014

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