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GREY KANGAROO (Macropus fuliginosus) by Lunapic GREY KANGAROO (Macropus fuliginosus) by Lunapic
Western grey kangaroos live in scrubland, preferring heavy cover. They tend to form groups of 2-10 individuals called ‘mobs’. Whilst grazing, kangaroos move by balancing on their tails and forelimbs, and swinging the back legs forward. If moving quickly, only the back legs are used and kangaroos may cover 10 metres in a single leap. The ‘mobs’ tend to rest under cover during the day and come out to forage at night.

Grey kangaroos are mainly grazers, but will also browse. They have special bacteria in their stomachs which help to break down cellulose - the tough material that plant cell walls are made out of. This means that they can feed on plants that other herbivores (plant eaters) find hard to digest, and are therefore able to colonise areas unfavourable to these other large herbivores.

Grey kangaroos will breed throughout the year in favourable conditions, but generally the breeding season lasts from September to March (summer in Australia). This follows heavy rainfall when there is a lot of vegetation growth.
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