Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Animal Class: Mammals
Height: 3 – 8ft (0.9 – 2.4m)
Weight: 40 – 200 lbs (18 – 95kg)
Diet: Wild: They primarily eat shrubs, leaves, grass and herbs. Zoo: They eat grass, leaves, fruit and supplements.
Habitat: Eastern grey kangaroos distributed throughout most of the eastern third of the Australian continent, especially along the coast in damp forest and scrub.
Sometimes known as the “Forester” the Eastern grey kangaroo males are larger than females (rarely exceed 45kg). Eastern grey kangaroos lives in small groups but may congregate in large numbers when feeding. It is usually active from late afternoon until early morning, resting in the shade of trees and shrubs during the day. Strong, muscular legs propel the animal across the grasslands at speeds of 40 mph (60kmh). They are able to cleared lengths of 25 feet (8 meters) and heights of 9 feet (3 meters).