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Kangaroo Joey / A female Eastern Grey kangaroo gives birth to a tiny joey that weighs about 2gm and is the size of a jellybean. It is pink, hairless and its eyes are closed. Before the birth, the mother kangaroo licks her fur to make a track so that the joey can climb up into her pouch. It's a long way for the newborn to climb using its small front legs.
The Kangaroo is a common marsupial from the islands of Australia and New Guinea. Kangaroos can hop up to 40 miles per hour & go over 30 feet in one hop. When standing, roos often use their muscular tail as a extra leg. These shy animals live about 6 years in the wild and up to 20 in captivity. Most roos are nocturnal (active at night). An adult male is called a buck, boomer or jack; an adult female is called a doe, flyer, roo, or jill. A baby is called a joey. A group of roos is called a mob.