Friday, October 4, 2013

AUSTRALIA ~Kangaroo~

Most of us when we see kangaroos think  of Australia...or on TV series as 'Skippy the Bush Kangaroo', (for the older ones^^) or the sweet "Kanga" friend of Winnie the Pooh... bouncing around the countryside... but kangaroos are not as cute and cuddly as they look...Thanks again Tiffany!!

With 4 nice stamps:
-Fishes of the Reef
(Issued 21-06-2010)
-Celebrating Chinese New Year
(Issued 10-01-2012)
-Ferries in Sydney
(Issued 21-02-2012)
-small dog breeds
(Issued 15-02-2013)

A kangaroo mother and her joey.

Kangaroos are native to Australia. They're good at adapting so they can live in a variety of habitats.
Kangaroos are herbivores, and they eat a wide variety of plants, including grasses, shrubs, tree leaves and shoots. Ecologically, kangaroos are Australia's equivalent of bison, deer and cattle in North America.

 Kangaroos get much of the moisture they need from their diet, which means they can go for long periods of time without drinking water. Speaking of hopping, kangaroos are the only large animals that hop as a primary means of locomotion. A male's jump can be 10 feet (3 m) high and 30 feet (9 m) long, and it can reach speeds of up to 40 mph (60 kph).

Kangaroos are highly social. They often live in groups known as mobs or troops, which can range in size from 10 to more than 100 kangaroos.

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