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Two Roos or three?

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 26 October 2013 in Animal & Insect.

There are many kangaroos living around Melbourne in the state of Victoria, Australia where I live. Kangaroos are fairly timid and prefer to live in the countryside grazing on grasses and usually avoid populated areas. They blend into the environment very well, and are usually only spotted if they move. Kangaroos are a special kind of mammal; they are marsupials. The females carry their young (called joeys) in a pouch. The joeys are born blind, hairless and are the size of a baked bean. The baby stays in the pouch and lives on mother's milk for months. When it is bigger it begins to peek out of the mother's pouch. Then for a few months it begins to graze on grass, but continues to stay in the pouch. Mother kangaroos can carry two joeys of different ages in the pouch. One attached to the teat and another that is larger and more independent.

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Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

EXCELLENT

26 Oct 2013 7:09am

Didi from Orléans, France

Hi Helen
Nice family portrait they posed especially for you
Well done

26 Oct 2013 8:47am

@Didi: They were very wary. I couldn't believe they tolerated me coming so close. Especially as they were in the wild.

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

Typical australian scene ! Never seen this animal in real ! Ecellent B&W

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26 Oct 2013 8:54am

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Hi Helen, nice photo, kangaroos are wonderful, even though I have never seen a live, the only TV!:-))Haleja.

Happy Saturday,my new friend Helen!
Best regards oivatytto!

26 Oct 2013 1:18pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

excellent

26 Oct 2013 3:04pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

:) very nice!
very nice!
so so beautiful frame, focus & lights!
L O V E L Y !!!!!!

26 Oct 2013 9:10pm

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

great in b&w, Helen

27 Oct 2013 12:20am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I hope you kept your distance. They are looking a little protective.

27 Oct 2013 5:47am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic shot! the posed very nicely and you took the opportunity very well!

27 Oct 2013 1:27pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe ce traitement,adorables

27 Oct 2013 6:52pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

thanks Helen for this excellent Australian postcard for the students!

18 Sep 2014 2:30pm

Leslie from Brussels, Belgium

This is fascinating to read. I was not aware that the mother's could carry two joey's at a time? It also makes me wonder how the heck they get back into that pouch if they sneak out for a bite of grass? Excellent postcard submission, thanks Helen!

22 Sep 2014 12:17pm