Scientific name: family: macropodidae
Kangaroos (Macropus rufus) are a marsupial that lives in Australia. Marsupials are animals that keep their babies their pouches. Kangaroos eat mostly grasses and small shrubs. Kangaroos travel by hopping along on their hind legs, using their tail to balance themselves. They can travel very fast, and can grow to be taller and heavier than an adult man. A baby kangaroo is called a joey.