Werkstuk: Red Kangaroo
Red kangaroos live in the central area of Australia. Their colour is red giving them a natural camouflage. Females' fur is often more grey. Red kangaroos don't see very well if something is close, but they can spot a little movement at big distances. Kangaroos can jump to 40 miles par hour and go over 30 feet in one jump. These shy animals live about 6 years in the wild. Females have a pouch in which a baby kangaroo lives and drinks milk. A baby kangaroo is 1 inch long at birth and lives in his mother’s pouch for 8 months. Young red kangaroos become independent from their mother at an younger age than the grey kangaroos. Young kangaroos must learn quickly how to survive without their mother. A baby kangaroo is called a joey, an adult male is called a buck, boomer or jack, an adult female is called a doe, flyer, roo, or jill and a group of kangaroos is called a mob.
Red kangaroos eat grass, leaves, and roots. They eat their food without chewing it. Kangaroos need a little water; they can go for months without drinking, and they dig their own water wells.