Red Kangaroo
Female, Hopping
Red Kangaroo
Female, front
Red Kangaroo (Osphranter rufus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Mammals (Mammalia)
Order: Kangaroos & Wombats (Diprotodontia)
Family: Kangaroo & Wallaby (Macropodidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Red Kangaroo (Osphranter rufus)
This Photo:     Female & Joey, with prev male
Synonym: Macropus rufus

Thank you Antoni Camozzato, Mark Hura, Geoffrey Cox , C. Hewitt & Orlando J. Bonney for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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 © 2015-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Nov-2015
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)