Kangaroo Island

Photo: Royston Rascals, Penneshaw Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 miles) southwest of Adelaide. Half the bushland remains just as it was when British navigator Matthew Flinders named the island in 1802. Separated from the South Australian coast about …

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’). Flickr 3738236886 3737441631 Headlines Kangaroos (and other herbivores) are eating away at national parks across …