THE KANGAROO GOT ITS NAME:
When European explorers first saw these strange hopping
animals they asked a native Australian (aborigine) what
they were called.
He replied "kangaroo" meaning "I don't understand" your
The explorers thought this was the animal's name. And that's
how the kangaroo got its name.
male kangaroo is called a boomer. A female is called a flyer.
A baby is called a joey.
A Kangaroo is a marsupial mammal. It is a macropod which
means "big foot". There are over 40 different types (species)
of Kangaroo. The smaller ones are usually called Wallabies.
The largest is the Red Kangaroo. It stands taller than a
man and can weigh 85 kgs. It is the largest marsupial in