This is the largest of all kangaroos: a large male can reach 1m80 and weigh 85 kg, like an adult human.
It is a mammal (which therefore feeds its young with milk) but it is also a marsupial (therefore the young is born in an embryonic, immature state and continues its development in a pouch, rather than inside its mother’s belly).
After only 33 days, the embryonic young is born, tiny, blind and weighing just one gram!
Undoubtedly guided by its sense of smell, it clings all alone to its mother’s coat and climbs into the ventral pouch where it is able to suckle its mother's milk and stay for a period of eight months.
Then, like a second birth, it comes out, leaps for the first time and starts to browse on the grass. But it still regularly returns into that pouch, where it is safe and sound.
Giant kangaroos are herbivorous and live in the Australian semi-desert areas. Their diet includes fresh grass and straw. Mura Mura provides living proof that they can also adapt to a wetland environment and they can even swim. We were therefore obliged to place a seal underwater to prevent the kangaroos from moving to La Lagune, Le Royaume de Ganesha or la Terre des Origines.
Giant Kangaroo in image
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