What is a kangaroo?

A kangaroo is a marsupial, native to Australia. Its baby is the size of a jelly bean when it is born, and it grows and develops in its mother's pouch. Kangaroos are known for their powerful legs, and all members of the kangaroo family share this characteristic of strong hind legs and short forelegs.

Kangaroos are herbivorous and the female kangaroo has a pouch for the joey (baby). Kangaroos are well known for their jumping capabilities and use their tails to help balance. A kangaroo cannot jump if its tail is lifted off the ground.

There are over 60 varieties of kangaroo, from the largest, the Red kangaroo, through many varieties of wallabies, and down to the smallest member of the kangaroo, the musky-rat kangaroo. Consequently, their colour varies from reddish-brown to grey, some having darker extremities (feet, nose, tail), such as the wallaroo.
A marsupial.
A Kangaroo is an large Australian marsupial, it was once, one of the stable food sources of the indigenous people of Australia.