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MATING:A male kangaroo wishing to mate with a female will engage in tail scratching

A receptive female will raise her tail, indicating to the male she is aroused. The male will lean back slightly on his tail and hold the female in place with his forearms

This is considered 'kangaroo foreplay'


PREGNACY:A kangaroo can grow to between 3 and 8 feet (1 to 3 meters) tall, and they can weigh between 40 and 200 pounds (18 to 100 kilograms), depending on the species. The Eastern Gray Kangaroo is the heaviest marsupial in the world, and the Red Kangaroo is the largest

A female kangaroo gives birth to a baby, or "joey," once a year, after about a month of gestation. A newborn joey can be anywhere from 0.2 to 0.9 inches (5 to 25 millimeters) long — the size of a grain of rice to the size of a honeybee

The joey starts leaving the pouch for long periods of time when he's about 4 months of age. Before that, he might peek out once in a while, but he never really ventures out and onto the ground. Full independence doesn't come until the baby is close to 10 months old

OFFSPRING:Kangaroos are the world's largest marsupial mammals. Funnily enough, they also have some of the tiniest babies ever -- at birth, baby kangaroos barely measure less than an inch long, according to National Geographic. Newborn kangaroos are fragile little things, so they spend a good portion of their early lives hanging out with Mom



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