Kangaroos are marsupials typically found in Australia and New Guinea. As mammals, kangaroos care for their young. They are carried around in specialized pouches. A joey, or a baby kangaroo, is as special to a mother kangaroo as a human baby to its mother. They are called marsupials for this quality, and kangaroos are the largest of the marsupials. All marsupials have the distinctive pouch on the belly which house the young ones.
Their diet is made up of plants and berries. They are quite fond of nuts and other insects they might come across in their journeys across the grasslands.
They are equipped with a pair of long posterior legs and a pair of shorter anterior legs. This way, they can jump around quite easily. Their movements are confined to jumps and leaps on their posterior legs. The front legs are used in balancing their body during movement. It has also adopted its long tail to be used for the purpose of balancing. They can attain great speeds in their movements as during a chase by a predator.
They are often chased by humans as a sport. Their meat is also quite good in taste, so the chase could be for the purpose of capturing them for their flesh. It has considerable merits in being consumed by humans as compared to traditional meat being consumed because it has a considerably low level of fat in it. They also have excellent furs. These could fetch a good price in the open market.
Kangaroos held in captivity are known to have lived to 23 years, while in the wild, they can grow up to 20 years.