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Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Macropus giganteus


A large robust marsupial with soft grey fur, varies from silver grey to dark grey-brown with a paler underbelly. The paws, feet and tail tip are dark grey to black. They are predominantly nocturnal, sheltering in shade during the day and feeding from late afternoon to early morning. They often live in groups of 10 or more. Eastern Grey Kangaroos can live up to 25 years in the wild.


Open forests and woodlands with a grassy under storey, roadside verges, paddocks, grassland, parkland and also a common site on many golf courses. Common along most of eastern Australia including Tasmania.


This female Eastern Grey was spotted on my property in Gympie, QLD. Also accompanied by her joey from this year they spend most of their day moving around 5 acres of grass. They have become quite friendly and will come up to us when we are in the yard.

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4570, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 25, 2011
Submitted on Jun 21, 2011

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