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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Marsupials
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Keywords:Animals, Australia, D7000, Mammals, Photography, Queensland, Riverhills, Spohr, Wacol, Wildlife
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Eastern Grey Kangaroo - Macropus giganteus

Eastern Grey Kangaroo - Macropus giganteus

Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Macropus giganteus, is a marsupial mammal that belongs to a small group called macropods. They have hind legs that are larger than their forelimbs. Their hind feet are also large and powerful. Their long muscular tail is used for balance when hopping and as a fifth limb when movements are slow. The fur is a light grey woolly colour except the face which is darker. A dark tip of fur is also found on the tail.
Males: body length to 1.3m, tail to 1m; females: body length to 1m, tail to 0.84m

(Text Source: Australian Museum)