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This and other images of Kangaroos roam freely where I often stay at Halls Gap, a National Park some 45 minutes from my home town. The following information is brief facts about our native wildlife marsupial mammal. It is a macropod which means â€œbig footâ€.
When European explorers first saw these strange hopping animals they asked a native Australian (aboriginal) what they were called. He replied â€œkangarooâ€ meaning â€œI donâ€™t understand your questionâ€. The explorers thought this was the animalâ€™s name and thatâ€™s how the kangaroo got its nameâ€¦â€¦.LOL
A male kangaroo is called a boomer
A female kangaroo is called a flyer
A baby kangaroo is called a joey
I photographed this Joey at the door of my caravan at about 11pm. It was at the peak of our drought and hundreds of Kangaroos were feeding off scrap left behind by campers and those who chose to hand feed them, like I enjoy doing!
Since the drought has broken many of the Kangaroos have returned to the bush but many remain in the parks too; as they have acquainted themselves with humans and have nothing to fear about their safety.
*Canon EOS â€œKISSâ€ D/SLR Camera
1/60, F/4, 26mm, ISO 400
Also by Christopher J Chalk
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