red kangaroo

The red kangaroo is an amazing mammal. With its powerful hind legs and long tail, it can leap up to 45 feet (13.5 m) in a single bound! A newborn kangaroo is pretty amazing, too. Blind, bald, and the size of a lima bean, it crawls into its mother's pouch. Safe inside, it attaches to a nipple and grows for months. Animals that typically carry their extremely immature newborns in their pouch are members of a mammal group called marsupials.

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