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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