Kangaroo (englisch für „Känguru“) steht für: Känguru-Insel vor der Südküste Australiens Abrufstatistik. Der Text ist unter der Lizenz „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“ verfügbar; Informationen zu den Urhebern und zum Lizenzstatus. Learn about the size, diet, population, range, behavior and other fascinating facts about kangaroos. Check out our range of fun kangaroo facts for kids. Learn what they and much more. Read on and enjoy a variety of interesting information about kangaroos. Studies of kangaroos and wallabies have demonstrated, beyond the minimum energy expenditure required to hop at all, increased speed requires very little extra effort much less than the same speed increase in, say, a horse, dog or human , and the extra energy is required to carry extra weight. Kangaroos have few natural predators. The word "kangaroo" derives from the Guugu Yimithirr word gangurru , referring to grey kangaroos. Most kangaroos live on the continent of Australia, though each species has a different place it likes to call home. Because of its grazing, the kangaroo has developed specialised teeth. Ritualised fights can arise suddenly when males are grazing together. The thylacine , considered by palaeontologists to have once been a major natural predator of the kangaroo, is now extinct. If it comes to blows, a kangaroo will box and kick its opponent. This behaviour enforces social cohesion without consequent aggression. If it comes to blows, a kangaroo will box and kick its opponent. Click on the image below to visit the DINOSAUR section! Kangaroos are large marsupials that are found only in Australia. Sometimes, the challenge will be declined. Biology of the Largest Marsupials. Retrieved 19 August Students and teachers are allowed to use this information for school projects and homework. Western grey kangaroos are very vocal. Despite having herbivorous diets similar to ruminants such as cattle, which release large quantities of methane through exhaling and eructation burping , kangaroos release virtually none. Early explorers described them as creatures that had heads like deer without antlers , stood upright like men, and hopped like frogs.