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Grey Kangaroo

Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)

Macropus giganteus

Identification:

Body length 1 m; tail length 90 cm; weight 50 kg. Woolly grey-brown; slightly darker on shoulders and mid back; lacks face and thigh stripes; tail with a black tip.

Habitat and Range:

Open forests and woodlands with a grassy understorey, roadside verges, paddocks, grasslands, parkland and golf courses. Common. From Coen, Qld, throughout much of the eastern Australia to south-eastern SA and Tas.

Notes:

Grazes on grasses and forbs from late afternoon to early morning. Only local large kangaroo with no adornments such as red neck, stripes, white flashes or black stripes; no similar species.

Threats:

Habitat destruction.

Traces:

Droppings pear-shaped (26 mm long by 21 mm at widest).

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