Red Kangaroo Macropus rufus
Red Kangaroo, Wilpena Pound, South Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image Wilpena Pound, South Australia
March 2006

The Red Kangaroo is the world's largest marsupialand is found in the dry centre of Australia west of the Great Dividing Range.

Colours can vary but the males are usually a rusty red while the females can be blue-grey especially in the east of their range.

There is an excellent page by Dewey, T. and M. Yue. 2001. "Macropus rufus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed September 22, 2007 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Macropus_rufus.html
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