Eastern grey kangaroo is a large-sized marsupial mammal species native to eastern Australia. It is the second heaviest and largest living marsupial species. They are also known as the forester kangaroo and the great grey kangaroo.
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NAME & SCIENTIFIC NAME
Eastern grey kangaroos belong to the family Macropodidae and the genus of Macropus. It is a species of the kangaroo. There are 2 sub-species in the world. Their conservation status is 'Least Concern'.
HABITAT & LIVING LOCATION
Eastern grey kangaroo is found in eastern Australia. They are habitats such as woodland forests area.
Eastern grey kangaroo is a large-sized mammal species. They have a small head with large ears and a very long, strong tail. Males are larger than females. An adult length around 5.5 ft to 6.7 ft. Their weight around 50 kg to 66 kg. They can travel at speed of up to 56 km/h.
Eastern grey kangaroo is mainly part of the Herbivore diet, which means they eat plants. They mostly eat grasses, vegetables.
Eastern grey kangaroo has some natural predators like humans, wedge-tailed Eagles, Tasmanian tigers.
LIFESPAN & LIFESTYLE
Their lifespan up to 18 years in the wild. Eastern grey kangaroo is a diurnal animal. They live in a small group.
At the age of 2 to 4 years males and females, are ready to sexually mature. After the gestation period lasts around 36 days and is born one to three babies in a breeding season. The young are called joeys. Those young spend 10 months with their mothers.