Beautiful to Behold, Wild at Heart
Photo and caption by Konstantine Eleftheria
A male Grey Kangaroo can grow to 1.5m tall with a 1m long tail and can weigh up to 85kg. These magnificent animals are found throughout the Australian wild primarily inhabiting grasslands. Dingoes are a kangaroo’s natural predator and when threatened these marsupials will usually run away reaching speeds of up to 65kph. At maximum speed they are able to reach a distance of 6 metres in one hop. If threatened, kangaroos use warning displays such as hissing. If cornered, males are especially dangerous and may bite, scratch or even lash out with their powerful hind legs inflicting serious injury.
Location: Wilson's Promontory, Victoria, Australia