Terry Watts (sirterrywatts) wrote,
Terry Watts

Australian Red Kangaroo - Macropus rufus

Today's post is a long overdue one.

It is about the huge Australian red kangaroo and the central desert outback.

One of the most iconic images of Australia is, in fact, the kangaroo. However, when Europe first discovered Australia they had a hard time naming all of the animals out in the outback. The basic kangaroo has many relevant and distant cousins that all look the same, but with slightly differing features. Kangaroos have a long s-shaped spine that is indicative of the QUANTAS logo, smaller wallabies have a tail joint allowing them to be more nimble around the rocks, some roos are built like a bodybuilder and are incredibly powerful, and hence live in the mountain ranges. Then there are kangaroo rats, wallaroos, bettongs, billbies, bandicoots, and much more. However simple it may seem they are all very special and unique to Australia.

Below is a picture of one of the largest kangaroo species in Australia.

You would not want to make one angry.

Tags: australian wildlife, macropus rufus, photography, red kangaroo
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