How long do kangaroos live?
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How long do kangaroos live?


Quick Answer

Kangaroos may live anywhere from nine to 22 years on average. The life span of a kangaroo depends on the species and whether the animal lives in the wild or in captivity.

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The longest lived species of kangaroo is the giant red. Giant reds can grow up to 7 feet in height, and with that size comes an extended lifespan of up to 22 years.

Eastern greys are the next longest lived, with a life expectancy of about 20 years in captivity. In the wild, they live between eight and 12 years.

Western grey kangaroos have a similar lifespan to their eastern cousins with a life expectancy of 20 years in captivity and up to 10 years in the wild.

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