There are 50 to 60 million kangaroos living on the Australian continent. There are 48 kangaroo species, and the current population is the highest on record, as of 2014.
The kangaroo is the most common large wild mammal on Earth because of its growing numbers. There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are sheep. There are nearly three times more kangaroos than cows in Australia. The kangaroo eats grass just like cattle and sheep, so the grassland consumption of kangaroo populations is monitored closely. Australia governs the kangaroo population with commercial harvests in excess of 2.5 million animals a year. The kangaroo is nocturnal, unlike domestic range animals.Learn More
Red kangaroos live in the deserts and open grasslands of Australia. They live in groups called mobs, and their population is well over a million strong as of 2014.Full Answer >
Australia is the one and only country on the Australian continent. However, the area was originally called Australasia. Australasia included the country of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.Full Answer >
What a kangaroo eats depends on the type of kangaroo, but generally they eat grasses, fruits, bark and flowers. There are more than 47 species of kangaroos living today.Full Answer >
Kangaroos mate by the male inserting its penis into the female's vaginal canals and ejaculating sperm. Kangaroos have two reproductive tracts, which lead into two separate wombs. The two vaginas are partially fused at the base, and both accept sperm during mating.Full Answer >