The red kangaroo is the largest kangaroo in the world. He is the largest terrestrial mammal that is native to Australia and the largest marsupial. This species of kangaroo inhabits a large portion of the Western and central parts of Australia. He can easily survive in scrubland, grassland, and desert.
Although sometimes seen as a loner, these animals will congregate in areas that are heavily wooded or shaded. Red kangaroos stick close to their homes as they are fairly sedentary and spend most of the day grazing on grass. However, environmental change can cause these animals to hop great distances.
The red kangaroos which belong to the species Macropus rufus are the largest of all Kangaroos in the world. They have very long and strong hind limbs but their forelimbs are short. They also have extremely long tail that is about 170cm long. With the aid of their limbs and tail, the red kangaroos can leap about 9m in one bound. The boomers (males) are relatively bigger than the flyers(females).
The red Kangaroo weighs between 20kg (44lbs) and 90kg (198lbs). They move in small groups called mob, this is common among the flyers and their young ones (Joey). The red kangaroos are commonly found around the dry area in Central and Western Australia.