“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.
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