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1. Describe the creature physically.
a. What does it look like?
b. What does it feel like?
c. What does it smell like?
d. How many legs does it have?
e. Does it have a tail?
f. What are the animal's habits?
g. Is it intelligent?
h. What creature is it related to?
i. What is it's name singular? Plural?
j. What are it's babies names?
A1. When Europeans first set foot on Australia in 1770, they
were amazed by a strange animal that stood upright, balanced
on it's powerful hind legs and enormous tail. It moved by
leaping around, almost like our human jumping. This
amazing creature was the kangaroo, often referred to as the
"Boomer" or "Old Man" in Australia. The Gray Kangaroo,
the most well known species average weight is 145 pounds and
from nose to tip of the tail is 10 feet long. The tail alone is
about 4 feet long. The kangaroo has a small head with large
ears and a small mouth. The fur is soft and woolly and some
can have stripes on them. The kangaroo's body is specially
built for jumping. It has two long, powerful hind legs with
four toes on each. The front legs are short and have five toes
with claws. These paws are used to handle food. Most of it's
weight it in the hind legs and tail. Kangaroos can jump across
flat land up to thirty miles an hour. Even though it is quite
timid, kangaroos can fight very hard. They use there paws to
position an opponent, and then kick them with the powerful
back legs. They can rip a dog or small child to death with a
single stroke. Kangaroos belong to the family Macropodidae,
or Marsupials. It is related to the Koala, Tazmanian Devil,
Walaroo, and many other species of Kangaroo(nearly 100).
When the baby kangaroo (or Joey) is born, it is about an inch
long and crawls into it's mother's pouch where it eats and
sleeps. The Joey remains in the pouch for about ten months.
Q2. Where do they come from? Where can they be found?
A2. More than 100 species of kangaroo live in the open
spaces of Australia, New Guinea, and nearby islands.
Fossils of this creature have been found on many
Q3. Name its habitat.
A3. Most of the kangaroo species lives in the open fields of
the Outback. Tree Kangaroos live in the trees high above
Q4. Survival- What does it eat? Drink? What is it's prey? Is it
a predator? Does it live by killing and consuming other
animals? What animals prey on it?
A4. The kangaroo drinks water from the streams and riv
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