Fun Kangaroo Facts for Kids



Kangaroos are marsupial animals that are found in Australia as well as New Guinea.

There are four different kangaroo species, the red kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, western grey kangaroo and antilopine kangaroo.

Kangaroos can hop around quickly on two legs or walk around slowly on all four.

Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.

Kangaroos have very powerful legs and can be dangerous at times.

Kangaroos can jump very high, sometimes three times their own height.

Kangaroos can swim.

Most kangaroos eat grass.

Baby kangaroos are known as ‘joeys’.

A group of kangaroos is called a ‘mob’, ‘troop’ or ‘court’.

The red kangaroo is the largest marsupial in the world.

Kangaroos usually live to around six years old in the wild.

Australian airline Qantas uses a kangaroo as their symbol.