Kangaroos

Photo: Tatters, Kangaroo and joey

The kangaroo is one of Australia’s most iconic animals. There are more than 60 different species of kangaroo and their close relatives, with all kangaroos belonging to the super family Macropodoidea (or macropods, meaning ‘great-footed’).

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Headlines
Kangaroos (and other herbivores) are eating away at national parks across Australia – The Conversation
Kangaroos kick up controversy as figures show most vehicle collisions in Bendigo area

Kangaroo Dundee
https://kangaroosanctuary.com
https://www.facebook.com/thekangaroosanctuary
https://www.facebook.com/kangaroodundeefanpage
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/kangaroo-dundee-
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/kangaroo-dundee
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/kangaroo-dundee-star-chris-brolga-barnes-needed-six-stitches-after-kangaroo-kick/news-story/550f47232f44f61b165a20e88c7da359
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3227235/Man-nicknamed-Kangaroo-Dundee-reveals-despite-finding-wife-priority-life-rescuing-orphaned-joeys.html

Elsewhere on the Web
Kangaroo Court
Kangaroos – About Australia
Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia
http://www.giftlog.com/pictures/kangaroo_facts.htm
http://www.rootourism.com
Kangaroo – Google News
http://www.kangaroos.com.au
http://www.rootourism.com.au

Features
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-07/indigenous-disconnect/4869184

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Tasmania: On the way to 9 Mile Beach

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Here is an oft-repeated story (which needs confirmation). When explorers arrived in Australia and asked one of the Aborigine natives the name of this creature, he replied “kangaroo.” Little did the explorers know, the word kangaroo meant, “I don’t understand you.”

Listening RN: A kangaroo has three ears http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/soundproof/a-kangaroo-has-three-ears/6768302 @mikewilliams3 @RadioNational @wildlife_aus @EchidnaW

A kangaroo has three ears – Buckle up (again)… 37 years after the original, we’re getting back on the highway for a radio homage of epic proportions.

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