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Red Kangaroo

Macropus rufus


Australia's largest macropod. Males are larger than females, more reddish in colour (though this varies with individuals), grey marked face and muzzle, the muzzle on Reds is also more square and is more reminiscent of a wombat. Females are smaller and more blue grey in colour still retaining the pretty face markings. Grass and herb eater. Moves with same characteristic hopping or bounding gate of all macropods. Males reach height of almost 2 metres.


Found throughout inland Australia, mostly in the arid environments. This large male travelling along fence line in western Queensland on outback roads.

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kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

Thank you mariabelen1 & tadeo20051. Indeed a beautiful, majestic animal and fast!

kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

Thanks venusflytrap2000. I have a few 'boxing' ones to post soon. Had to drive carefully along outback roads so as not to force 'roos into fences or into path of vehicles.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

amazing action shot kd!

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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jun 22, 2014
Submitted on Jun 22, 2014

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