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Western and Central Australia

Red Kangaroo

An adult red kangaroo is the largest living marsupial at 5 feet tall and can jump up to 29 feet in distance and 6 feet high. They travel in groups called mobs.

Red kangaroos can travel at 25 mph for long periods or sprint up to 35 mph.

HABITATDry grassy plains
DIETGrasses and other vegetation
LIFE Expectancy12-18 years

Fun Fact
Chinchillas have the second densest hair coats of any mammal with up to 60 hairs growing from each follicle. The densest coat belongs to the sea otter.
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