Red Kangaroo Macropus rufus

Red Kangaroo
Red Kangaroo
The Red Kangaroo is native to most of Australia's vast interior; it is absent from coastal regions of the east, southeast and southwest and from the northern rainforests.
Red Kangaroo
Red Kangaroo
Red Kangaroo
The Red is the largest kangaroo and largest marsupial, with the males reaching some 7 feet in height. They live in small groups, referred to as mobs. Males are called bucks or jacks, females are does or jills and the young are joeys.
Red Kangaroo female
Red Kangaroo
Red Kangaroo
The male has a red-brown coat and the female can be red-brown or grey, with dark tips to hands and feet.
Red Kangaroo
Red Kangaroo
Red Kangaroo
They are vegetarian, eating mainly grass. They can reach speeds of 30 mph but, like most large kangaroos, they rest for most of the day.
Red Kangaroo stained red
Red Kangaroo
Red Kangaroo
Male Red Kangaroos, particularly the dominant one in the mob, secrete a strong-smelling, red powder from a gland onto their neck and chest. When the animal gets wet or sweats, this red dye can look like blood, as it does here.