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An online interactive knowledge test about the kangaroo. Scores answers with the option of correcting if a mistake was made. Simple true - false quiz which can be played alone or with a friend. Ideal for comprehension testing and reinforcing what was learned.... back to - back to aussie animals main page




Kangaroos are one of Australia's major tourist attractions and are ......... There are around ....... species of kangaroos; Mentioned here are some of the species: Grey Kangaroo, Red Kangaroo, Wallaroo, Parma Wallaby, Whiptail Wallaby, Brush-Tailed Rock Wallaby, Red-Necked Pademelon, Quokka, Tree Kangaroo, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Western Grey Kangaroo, and the Musky Rat Kangaroo.

The smallest kangaroo is the Musky Rat Kangaroo weighing 0.5kg, the largest is the Red Kangaroo weighing up to an average of 90kg. The males of the larger species are bigger than the females. Kangaroos mainly eat ......... can live up to 20 years in the wild and 28 years in captivity.

The Red Kangaroo can jump up to 12.8 metres. Some species of kangaroos are threatened by extinction. The Grey Kangaroos can travel at around 50kph in jumps of up to 4m. The young are called ....... Kangaroos have powerful hind legs and a strong tail which helps to keep their balance ........ and is also used as a prop when kicking with their hind legs.

Test your knowledge! Write true or false

Kangaroos are marsupials.
There are around 500 species of kangaroos.
They mainly eat grasses, low-growing plants and shoots of bushes.
The young are called joeys.



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