Baby kangaroos, also known as joeys, rest, grow, and seek refuge in their mother's pouch. Click through to see pics of this adorable joey from a zoo in Hanover, Germany, and learn some fun kangaroo facts!
I quizzed you on wild pregnancy facts a couple years back and I've been hunting around for more trivia. Well, during the process, I've become absolutely fascinated by kangaroos! In this special quiz for Mother's Day, see if you're equally surprised by the marsupials, too. It's only going forward when taking this quiz since kangaroos cannot move backwards anyway so learn about does (mothers) and joeys (babies) and get started now.Take the Quiz
It's not news that kangaroos are feisty and often nasty little mofos just rarin' for a fist fight. But this story from Down Under is the stuff of nightmares. One fine night while Beat Ettlin and his wife Verity Beman and children were hanging out in their respective beds, a kangaroo smashed through the bedroom window and jumped on their bed. His first thought, still half asleep? "It's a lunatic ninja coming through the window." Which, in a way, it was! It bounced into their young son's room, and that's when Beat, in his underwear, had to wrestle with the crazed beast who at 5'9" was exactly his height. He put it in a headlock and dragged it out the door where it wandered away, but not before gouged holes in the furniture and smeared blood everywhere. Holy crap. I guess I won't complain about the occasional house fly anymore! Click here to read more.
Although unprovoked attacks against humans are rare with kangaroos, that wasn't the case in Australia where a 6-foot-5-inch marsupial lunged at a 65-year-old woman on her family farm. Hospitalized with deep cuts to her face, hands, and back and a concussion, her son, Darren Neal, credits a furry friend for saving her life. Mobs of kangaroos were commonly spotted on the farm, but they usually just jumped away – in this case, the pup had to step up as her defender.
He hit her once and she just dropped and rolled. My dog heard her screaming and bolted down and chased him off.
Have your dogs ever stepped in to protect you in a scary situation? Share in your comments below!
These hopping powerhouses hailing from Australia are super cute and seem totally harmless. You would think that any animal that tucks their young in a pouch on their tummies would be! But are they? Do you know if Kangaroos even originated in Australia? Take my quiz and see what you know about these marsupials.Take the Quiz
The birth of baby animals is super exciting and, when it's a kangaroo, it's a hopping good time! Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo announced the arrival of a new 'roo last Friday. The still-nameless marsupial is temporarily going by the classic moniker, Joey until zoo officials can get a closer look to determine a more gender-appropriate name. This Western Grey kangaroo is the child of Christy and Junior and has been hanging out in mom's pouch for several months and has just recently begun peeking out. Baby kangaroos are born at about two centimeters long (!), weigh less than a gram, and spend about 10 months getting a free ride until they're strong (and big) enough to come out on their own. Check out a couple more first peeks at this new pouch potato when you read more
A popular children's show from 1966 to 1968, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo told the tale of Skippy and her misadventures in the Australian bush. Apparently, this included playing the piano and drums, hiding jewels in her pouch, and fiddling with machinery. Sign me up! I'm sold.
Kangaroos are quite the exhibitionists. We saw one shamelessly please himself during an on-camera interview not too long ago. The punk below recently hosted a one 'roo pleasure party smack in the middle of the golf green. For this, he made the local news and was given the "Play of the Day." So this behavior is considered a sport nowadays?
Thanks, College Humor!
We've already established that kangaroos are punks. They do what they want, when they want, how they want— even when it comes to turning themselves on. Watch this exhibitionist turn one man's interview into a one 'roo sex tape. Good times.