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Four plots on each side were closed off to kangaroos.
Maybe your idea of Australian wine is Yellow Tail, the massively successful, superplonk with a jumping kangaroo on the label.
Tree kangaroos show countershading, Holtz says, and the forest-dwelling raccoon dogs wear color patterns much like Sinosauropteryx.
Just off the coast from Adelaide, Kangaroo Island’s year-old, 38-mile hiking trail takes wanderers along rugged coastlines and through forests inhabited by wallaby, large lizards and, the island’s namesake, kangaroo.
Unfortunately, the kangaroo was dead by the time Midson arrived.
Spanning nearly every continent, these animals include the tree kangaroo, Jamaican iguana and slow loris — the last a nocturnal primate native to Southeast Asia with eyes that cover half of its furry face.
The nation has over 30 million kangaroos, a population that has often been a point of controversy.
Despite their propensity to bite, these bugs, which are about an eighth of an inch, are not closely related to skeeters, but about as far removed from them as humans from kangaroos, said Armin Moczek, a professor of biology at Indiana University.
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Origin and Etymology of kangaroo
First Known Use: 1770See Words from the same year
Financial Definition of KANGAROO
What It Is
Kangaroos are slang for Australian stocks.
How It Works
For example, if Company XYZ is an Australian company whose stock trades on the Sydney exchange, it is a kangaroo.
Why It Matters
Kangaroos are a popular feature of the Australian outback, and the animal has come to symbolize members of the Australian financial scene.
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