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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.
Guests remain in their cars to drive a two-mile route to see zebras, zebus, antelope, buffalo, a camel, ostriches, giraffes, a kangaroo and tortoises.
The stores offer more than 100 varieties of premium jerky, including exotic meats such as kangaroo, alligator, venison and elk, as well as specialty flavors such as Cajun.
Areas where kangaroos have aggressively eaten the grass are also faced with erosion issues.
In the background, a third kangaroo is just hanging out and grazing.
A revised assessment of the kangaroo-sized Chilesaurus diegosuarezi , reported in the journal Biology Letters, bolsters a theory unveiled earlier this year that threatens to upend a long-standing classification of all dinosaurs…
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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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