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Red Kangaroos

Red kangaroos live in Australia and nearby islands. When a female kangaroo gives birth, the baby, called a joey, is only about the size of a lima bean. It moves immediately to its mother’s pouch, where it stays for about eight months while it grows and develops (at bottom).

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Kangaroo Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge of kangaroos with this multiple-choice game.

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