Tag: kangaroo

Watch Baby Kangaroo Growing Inside Mother’s Pouch

How precious! Kangaroo pregnancies are really different. (Video courtesy of AnimalEDventures) …


Kangaroo Rescued After Mysteriously Getting Stranded on a Sloped Roof in Australia

When a kangaroo became stranded on the sloped roof of a home in Queensland, Australia, residents had no idea how it got there or how to help it return down. However, the community came together to get the marsupial off the roof, but the mystery of its appearance remains unsolved. Paula Boon, co-manager of Mount Isa-based animal…


Growing Push to Save Kangaroos on Death Row

Victoria’s plan to cull 17,250 kangaroos after population numbers grew by 40 percent has led environmental groups to fear that it could eradicate the animals in Victoria. The cull has also placed agricultural and environmentalist groups at odds with the farmers regarding kangaroos’ mobs as agricultural pests. Victorian orchard owner Gary Katerelos said kangaroos are…


US Congress Considers Ban of Australian Kangaroo Products

Australian officials and diplomatic agents are pushing back against a bill proposed in the U.S., which seeks to impose strict penalties on the importation of kangaroo leather or meat into America—the second-biggest buyer of kangaroo products other than Europe—which generates $80 million per year in revenue. The bill is being led by two congressman Salud Carbajal…


Archeologists Find 17,000-Year-Old Kangaroo Painting

An Australian rock painting has been dated at approximately 17,300 years old—the oldest known artwork still on the wall of a rock shelter in the country—in a finding that unlocks a greater understanding of humanity’s ancient past. Researchers from the University of Melbourne (UM) and the University of Western Australia (UWA) found the kangaroo painted by…


Ultra-Rare White Kangaroo Baby Born in New York Zoo, Possibly the First Ever in US

What could be the first-ever white kangaroo born in the United States entered the world at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, in what experts are calling a rare genetic mutation of kangaroo DNA. Several months ago, one of the park’s red kangaroos gave birth to the white baby kangaroo. However, the animal keepers…