Flashcards in Red Kangaroo Deck (37)
Why are the second and third toes of a red kangaroo fused together?
They are used for grooming.
What is the largest marsupial?
How much does a red kangaroo weigh?
How tall does a male red kangaroo stand?
True or false? Red kangaroos are monogamous.
False. Males will fight to monopolize several females.
What will red kangaroos use to fight each other?
Their legs and arms.
What happens to red kangaroos in the dry season?
They become infertile. (They become fertile again after the drought)
What is the gestation period of a red kangaroo?
How many weeks will a joey spend in the pouch of the mother red kangaroo?
Will the baby stick around its mother even after it has left the pouch?
Do male or female red kangaroos reach maturity first?
How old are red kangaroos when they reach maturity?
1 1/2 to 2 years
True or false? Female red kangaroos usually only have one joey at a time.
False. They can have up to three babies going at one time.
What is the life expectancy of a red kangaroo?
What is the range and habitat of the red kangaroo?
It is found in open plains and savannas in Australia.
What and when do red kangaroos eat?
They venture out at dusk and dawn to feed on grasses and leaves.
How do red kangaroos cool down?
They lick themselves and drool.
What is the average size of a group of red kangaroos?
What is a group of red kangaroos called?
Will mobs of red kangaroos stick together in the face of danger?
No. They will all run in different directions.
What does a kangaroo use its tail for?
How fast can a kangaroo hop?
Up to 40 mph
How long and high can a red kangaroo leap?
30 feet in length, 10 feet in height.
What is the role of a kangaroo in its habitat?
It is a grazer that shapes the vegetation in its habitat.
What are the two main predators of red kangaroos?
Dingoes and raptors.
What is the conservation status of the red kangaroo?
Why did shepherds used to shoot kangaroos?
They competed with sheep for grazing space.
What are kangaroos farmed for in Australia?
Meat and hide.
How much is the kangaroo industry worth?
What is alloparenting?
When other animals that are not the parents of the baby act like parents to the baby.
Do red kangaroos participate in alloparenting?
What does a female kangaroo do if she already has a joey in hr pouch and is pregnant?
She can freeze the development of the embryo in an act called diapause.
True or false? Kangaroos cannot swim.
Where do subordinate male red kangaroos live?
Away from the main groups.
How has the red kangaroo benefited from the encroachment of man?
It has given it man-made waterholes.
Why is killing of kangaroos controversial in Australia?
It is a very popular animal.