Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Sometimes known as the "Forester" the Eastern grey kangaroo males are larger than females (rarely exceed 45kg). Eastern grey kangaroos lives in small groups but may congregate in large numbers when feeding. It is usually active from late afternoon until early morning, resting in the shade of trees and shrubs during the day. Strong, muscular legs propel the animal across the grasslands at speeds of 40 mph (60kmh). They are able to cleared lengths of 25 feet (8 meters) and heights of 9 feet (3 meters).
We have six kangaroos on exhibit in the Australia Exhibit.