Thursday, 8 March 2007
Kangourou, Kangaroo, Canguru, Känguruh, Καγκουρό.
Since we looked at the mating habits of Koalas, some time back, here is an other Australian marsupial, which is very well known all over the world. This female Kangaroo with her little joey in her pouch, lives in the Adelaide hills on the slopes of Mt. Lofty. We sometimes see them on the warm roads and wait for them to hop away. Kangaroos are featured on some Australian coins, and road signs warn of their presence on highways. Hitting kangas on a highway at high speed can have disastrous consequences and caution should always be taken, especially at sunset and sunrise.