red kangaroo


Definition of red kangaroo

: a large kangaroo (Macropus rufus) of the dry plains of inland Australia with the male having a reddish-brown coat

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Recent Examples on the Web Another red kangaroo also died without adequate care in 2016. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, "'Tiger Baby Playtime' roadside zoo's wildlife permit revoked by feds for 120+ violations," 7 Feb. 2020 Visitors can see the new joey on the Outback Trail of the Franklin Park Zoo with the other red kangaroos., "A new baby kangaroo has arrived at the Franklin Park Zoo, Zoo New England announced.," 14 Sep. 2019 The Beaumont Enterprise reports the young red kangaroos are two of the 17 marsupials Viator keeps on his 12-acre property, along with several dogs, a miniature donkey named Rocky, and more than 55 red stag deer. Liz Teitz, The Seattle Times, "Texan finds good-fence challenges in raising kangaroos," 28 Jan. 2018 When Hurricane Matthew hit the zoo last year, a little red kangaroo was ejected from her mother's pouch. Sean Rossman, USA TODAY, "Why Florida zoos aren't evacuating their animals," 9 Sep. 2017

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1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Red kangaroo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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