A kangaroo is an animal found only n Australia, although is has a small relative, called a wallaby, which lives on the Australian island in Tasmania and also in New Guinea. Kangaroo eat grass and plants. They have short front legs, but very long and very strong back legs and tail. These are that they use for sitting up and for jumping. Kangaroos have been known to make forward jumps of over eights meters, and leap across fences more that three meters high. The can also run at speeds over 45 kilometers per hour. The largest kangaroos are the Great Gray Kangaroo and the Red Kangaroo. Adults grow length of 1.60 meter and weigh over 80 kilos.
Kangaroos are marsupial. This means that the female kangaroo has an external pouch on the front of her body. A baby kangaroo is very tiny when it is born, and it crawls at once into pouch where it spends its first five months of life.