Eastern Grey Kangaroo

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Where & When: 

The Eastern Grey Kangaroo is common in both Port Campbell National Park and the Bay of Islands Coastal Park. Kangaroos are crepuscular feeders this means that they are more likely to be active and feeding at dusk and dawn.  

The Gellibrand River Estuary is a great spot for viewing kangaroos. Call in at Princetown and look over the river from the viewing platform in town to view their antics.

Kangaroos and even wallabies are frequent visitors to the sandy shores of the Gellibrand River Estuary. You can often spot evidence of their pre-dawn drinks in the footprints they leave in the sand near the river mouth.

Facts

  • The Eastern Grey Kangaroo is the second largest and heaviest living marsupial and native land mammal in Australia. 
  • An adult male will commonly weigh around 50 to 66 kg whereas females commonly weigh around 17 to 40 kg.
  • The Eastern Grey Kangaroo is predominantly a grazer, eating a wide variety of grasses and prefers open grassland with areas of bush for daytime shelter. 
  • Its habitat includes coastal areas, woodlands, sub-tropical forests, mountain forests, and inland scrubs.
  • Kangaroos can reach speeds of 60kmh and jump up to 3m high
  • The female kangaroo has a ring of muscle around the entrance to the pouch that allows them to swim without water entering their pouch.
  • Kangaroos cannot move their legs independently on land but when in the water swim by moving their legs independently.
  • To report injured wildlife call  1300 094 535

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Eastern Grey Kangaroo