“A mob of kangaroos stand together, one kangaroo carries a joey in her pouch.”

Kangaroos are classed as marsupials. Wallabies, koalas and wombats are also marsupials.

More Kangaroo Vocabulary:

Want to discuss kangaroos in more detail? These words might help you get started:

  • Bounce (verb): to leap or spring up and down repeatedly.
  • Claw (noun): the sharp, curved nails on the feet of a kangaroo.
  • Hop (verb): to move by jumping on both feet at once.
  • Leap (verb): to jump or spring a long distance, especially from one point to another.
  • Kangaroo (noun): a large marsupial with a long tail, short forelimbs, and powerful hind legs used for hopping.
  • Pouch (noun): a baglike structure in marsupials, located on the lower abdomen, in which the young are carried after birth.
  • Roo (noun): Australian slang expression for kangaroo.
  • Tail (noun): the posterior part of an animal, especially when elongated.
  • Thump (verb): to strike or beat with a heavy, dull sound.
  • Wallaby (noun): a marsupial that is a smaller member of the kangaroo family.
  • Wild (adjective): living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated.

A kangaroo court (idiom) is an unofficial or unauthorised “mock” court.

More Animal Photo Vocabulary on FunkyEnglish:

In The News:

Rare mob of white kangaroos spotted in Australia, netizens call them ‘gorgeous’

A picture is worth a thousand words

What is FunkyEnglish?

FunkyEnglish is a website that helps you improve your English. We offer quick lessons that teach idiomsslangphrasal verbs and more. Visit our homepage to see our latest articles, or use the menu to find specific content!