The Red Kangaroo
- Crepuscular -active at mostly active at dawn and dusk
- Hopping at high speeds is actually more efficient than running
- In the hot Ausie Desert it is always a struggle to stay cool so the Red Kangaroo licks its forearms to keep cool. Then it will scratch away the top hot soil and get to the cooler lower soil to lay in
- Female Red Kangaroos can have three babies on the go at once: a young joey hopping around at her feet, a small baby in the pouch and a tiny embryo. Within a few days of giving birth, she mates again. As long as there's another infant in her pouch, she'll keep this one in a state of suspended animation. It stops growing when it's about a quarter of a millimeter long and won't start growing again until its sibling leaves the pouch. This is called embryonic diapause. This unique reproductive system helps kangaroos cope with the ups and downs of life in the bush and maintain their numbers through tough times
- Red Kangaroos eat grass, they are herbivores.