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2001. Distribution. (On-line). An animal that eats mainly plants or parts of plants. Disclaimer: Banks, P. 2001. Accessed November 11, 2020 at ("San Francisco Zoo", 2004; Moore, et al., 2002; Poole, 1982), Eastern grey kangaroos are grazers and eat a wide variety of foliage ranging from grasses to forbs (broad-leaved herbs besides grass that grow on plains and meadows). Accessed ADW doesn't cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. These 'mobs' include one dominant male, about 2-3 females with their young, and about 2-3 young males. (Strahan, 1995), Eastern grey kangaroos are the only species of kangaroo found in Tasmania. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest.

Accessed at The standard metabolic rates of both eastern grey kangaroos and western grey kangaroos are lower than eutherians, although eastern grey kangaroos have a lower standard metabolic rate than western grey kangaroos. After birth, the joey climbs from the birth canal to the pouch where it lives and nurses for the next 11 months. 2003. Macropus giganteus.

"Macropus giganteus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Powerful hind legs, long feet, and a long, muscular tail make kangaroos excellent jumpers – they can leap a distance of up to 30 feet in a single bound! specialized for leaping or bounding locomotion; jumps or hops. Eastern grey kangaroos form family groups called “mobs.” A mob can have anywhere from two to 10 members, but generally consists of one large mature male, two to three females with joeys, and two or three younger males. However, in the wild there are no species of animals that truly prey upon this species of kangaroo, with the exception of dingos. It is also known as the great grey kangaroo and the forester kangaroo. having more than one female as a mate at one time. (BBC, 2004; Meeves and Adams, 2003; Miller, 2002), Eastern grey kangaroos are endemic to the continent of Australia. The lifespan of the Eastern Grey Kangaroo is 15 - 20 years. Threats to these animals are habitat destruction and large-scale killing by farmers, as kangaroo’s graze on the same land as sheep. Density dependence and the availablity of renewable resources may be the determining factors that limitg the range of eastern grey kangaroos. At up to 7 feet tall, red kangaroos are the largest marsupials in the world, and generally live longer than other kangaroos -- up to 22 years in the wild and 16 in captivity. (; BBC, 2004; Poole, 1982; "Environmental Protection Agency/Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services", 2003), Eastern grey kangaroos are often confused with the western grey kangaroos, which were initially considered a subspecies of the eastern grey. Poole, W. 1982.

animals that use metabolically generated heat to regulate body temperature independently of ambient temperature. This stamping, along with the guttural noise, sends a warning that travels quite distantly. During this time, the mother provides protection and food and also guidance as the joey comes closer to becoming fully independent. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh. While a stark contrast in fur color can be seen in the throat and other areas of the western grey, eastern grey kangaroos have a more even distribution in fur color. Embryos produced at this mating develop only as far as a hollow ball of cells (the blastocyst) and then become quiescent, entering a state of suspended animation or embryonic diapause. A kangaroo baby, called a joey, is only an inch long and weighs less than half an ounce at birth. At that time, it is old enough to leave the pouch, but may continue to nurse from the pouch for up to an additional six months. ("Australian Wildlife", 2002; Strahan, 1995; "Australian Wildlife", 2002; ; Strahan, 1995). Journal of Animal Ecology, 57(3): 771-786. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. It feeds for an additional 9 months, on average, from the mother's milk, although it leaves the pouch at 11 months. Wildlife Research, 29(5): 439-445. Although a big eastern grey male typically masses around 66 kg (weight 145 lb.) Living in Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, New Guinea and associated islands. ("Lamington National Park", 2003; BBC, 2004; McCarron, et al., 2001; Poole, 1982; Strahan, 1995), Eastern grey kangaroos do not have a broad home range like western grey kangaroos, which can have ranges in upwards of 500 ha. Eastern gray kangaroos hop along on their powerful hind legs and do so at great speed. The impact of grazing by eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) on vegetation recovery after fire at Reef Hills Regional Park, Victoria.. Ecological Management & Restoration, 4(2): 126-132. Be Her Village. Thermoregulation by kangaroos from mesic and arid habitats: Influence of temperature on routes of heat loss in eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) and red kangaroos (Macropus rufus). Habitat selection by adult female eastern grey kangaroos. Red, Eastern gray and Western gray kangaroos are more common and have better known life spans. (Poole, 1982; Strahan, 1995), Eastern grey kangaroos are seasonal breeders (spring and early summer), unlike some kangroo species such as the red kangaroo or even the closely related western grey kangaroo, which breeds continously as long as the conditions are good.