Red Kangaroo
Female, front
Murray Mallee Region
Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby
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Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Mammal (Mammalia)
Order: Kangaroo & Wombat (Diprotodontia)
Family: Kangaroo & Wallaby (Macropodidae)
Species: Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus)
This Photo:     Foot Pads

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee Region
Not necessarily red. Their muzzle is much like a dogs, broad and solid.
Can grow very large (1.8m+), but the females are much smaller than the males.
The females & joey's are easily confused with Euros. If you can get close enough you'll see the smooth hair on the back, and the muzzle has white around the nose.

Copyright © 2008- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Oct-2008
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)