red kangaroo

noun

Definition of red kangaroo

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

Examples of red kangaroo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keepers at New York City's Bronx Zoo decided to hand-rear the red kangaroo joey, originally from the Nashville Zoo, after Troody's mother rejected her. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 8 Oct. 2021 The baby kangaroo is an excellent addition for the Bronx Zoo keepers that helped care for Dave, the Bronx Zoo's red kangaroo ambassador. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 8 Oct. 2021 Troody is set up to become the next red kangaroo ambassador at the Bronx Zoo. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 8 Oct. 2021 Another red kangaroo also died without adequate care in 2016. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, 7 Feb. 2020 Visitors can see the new joey on the Outback Trail of the Franklin Park Zoo with the other red kangaroos. BostonGlobe.com, 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, 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, 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of red kangaroo

1820, in the meaning defined above

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2 Dec 2021

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“Red kangaroo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20kangaroo. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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