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  1. Kangaroos Yamel Rodriguez May 24, 2005 Reading

  2. Where are Kangaroos commonly found? • Most of Kangaroos are found in Australia or island of New Guinea.

  3. Kangaroos use less energy • Kangaroos are extraordinary animal that they don’t have to walk or run, instead of doing these they hop.

  4. Do you know how Kangaroos take care of their babies? • Kangaroos are like human beings. They like to take care of their babies until they grow enough to let them be free. • Kangaroos keep them in their stomach called a pouch.

  5. Species • There are 60 different species of Kangaroos, for example: • Big Kangaroos • Nailtail & Rock Wallabies • Hare Wallabies • Tree Kangaroos • Rat Kangaroos

  6. Big Kangaroos • Big Kangaroos are actually male kangaroos, and females are blue and gray. • Male red kangaroos can weigh up to 190 lbs.(86 kg) and they can grow to 8 ft.(2.4m) from nose to tail-tip, and a male gray can be almost as big. • These kangaroos can leap over 30 feet. (9m), and one bound can reach around 35 miles per hour (56 km/h).

  7. Nailtail and Rock Wallabies • Basically they are named like this because of their small, horny, nail-like tip on their tails. • They’re much smaller than Big Kangaroos. Males can grow to about 4 ft.(1.2m) long from head to tail-tip and weigh up to 12 lb.(5.5kg). • Most of them like to live alone, they hide in the bushes by day in shadow holes that they dig with their long front claws. When night falls they come out and feed of grass.

  8. Hare Wallabies • The Hare Wallaby gets its name from the orange ring around its eye. It makes the animal look as though it is wearing eyeglasses. • This Kangaroos are tiny and only grow up to 15 in. (38 cm)

  9. Tree Kangaroos • Do you know why are named tree kangaroos? • They are named like this because they adapted to trees. It was easier for them because there was more food in trees and there were less animals enemies. • One of the bigger tree kangaroos is Bennett. This kangaroo can weigh up to 28lb.(13kg) and grow up to about 5ft.(1.5m) long from head to tail-tip.

  10. Rat Kangaroos • These kangaroos are named like this because of their common like to rats. • They are small; however, they behave as their larger relatives.

  11. Conservation International 1015 18th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20037. Defenders of Wildlife 1244 19th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20036. Metro Toronto Zoo 361A Old Finch Ave Scarborough, ON MIB 5k7. Wildlife Preservation Trust International 3400 W. Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104. World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20037. You can protect kangaroos by contacting the following organizations: