Macropus – Kangaroos & wallabies

Home of the largest extant kangaroos

Kangaroo refers to all members in this genus, some of which are called wallabies. They have short hair, powerful hind legs, small forelimbs, big feet, and a long tail. They are found in Australia and New Guinea, and some species have been introduced into New Zealand.

They rely on long, powerful hind legs and feet for hopping and leaping, their predominant locomotion forms. Several species of this genus have become extinct due to excessive hunting. They are viviparous. The young one spends most of the time in teats during the early stage.