Animals Nature WildlifeRed Kangaroo Reproduction Area Caversham Wildlife Park Australia2 years agoPerth NowRed Kangaroo Reproduction Area Caversham Wildlife Park Australia The red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) is the largest of all kangaroos, the largest terrestrial mammal native to Australia, and the largest extant marsupial. It is found across mainland Australia, avoiding only the more fertile areas in the south, the east coast, and the northern rain-forests. This species is a very large kangaroo with long, pointed ears and a squared-off muzzle. They are sexually dimorphic as the males have short, red-brown fur, fading to pale buff below and on the limbs. Females are smaller than males and are blue-grey with a brown tinge, pale grey below, although arid zone females are colored more like males. It has two forelimbs with small claws, two muscular hind-limbs, which are used for jumping, and a strong tail which is often used to create a tripod when standing upright. The red kangaroo’s legs work much like a rubber band, with the Achilles tendon stretching as the animal comes down, then releasing its energy to propel the animal up and forward, enabling the characteristic bouncing locomotion. The males can cover 8–9 m in one leap while reaching heights of 1.8–3 m, though the average is 1.2–1.9 m. Red Kangaroo Reproduction Area Caversham Wildlife Park Australia Caversham Wildlife Park; A Western Australian family owned and operated tourist highlight. David & Pat own and operate Caversham Wildlife Park with their son David & daughter Debbie. When they purchased the park in 1988, the park housed a small collection of animals and birds on a modest 5 acre (2ha) property. A few years later, the park doubled in size, when the family purchased the adjoining property and the collection started to boom. In May 2003, the family designed and built a new park in Whiteman Park, once again, more than doubling in size. Please follow and like us: 1Tags: Area, Australia, Caversham, Kangaroo, Park, Red, Reproduction, Wildlife Continue Reading Next Cute Baby Golden Possum Caversham Wildlife Park Australia Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.