The four species of kangaroos (along with their smaller cousins the wallaroo and wallaby) are native only to Australia and the nearby island of New Guinea. Global warming is increasing the risk of devastating bushfires that lay waste to Australia’s wildlife and their habitats.
Baby kangaroos (known as “joeys”) are born premature, after just 31-35 days, and complete their development while residing in their mothers’ pouch. At around nine months, they’ll start to emerge from that safe space and explore the outside world while still relying on mom for food and protection for many more months.
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