Animals known as kangaroos have short front hind legs, long, strong tails, and muscular hind legs. They are members of the Macropus animal family, which is synonymous with “bigfoot.” Kangaroos can leap about 30 feet in a single leap and move at a speed of more than 30 miles per hour because to their huge feet.
Generally restricted to Eastern Australia, kangaroos move in tiny herds or battalions that normally contain at least 50 animals. Kangaroos may use their powerful feet to stamp on the ground as a warning signal if they feel threatened.
The female kangaroos, also known as joeys, have a pouch on their bellies that is made of a fold in their skin and is used to physically rock the young joeys. At birth, these baby joeys are about one inch long, or roughly the size of a grape. When joeys are born, they move alone through their mother’s thick fur to the warmth and protection of the pouch. The mother kangaroo pumps milk down the infant joey’s throat using her muscles because newborn joeys typically cannot swallow. By about 4 months, the joey emerges from the pouch to take quick walks and eat little bushes. At 10 months, the joey is now autonomous enough to move away from the adult kangaroo.
At the age of eight, Rufus the kangaroo was saved, and he is being cared for at the Patch Kangaroo sanctuary in Boston, Australia.
Rufus’ unique quality is that he evolved into an extremely slothful kangaroo who had a romantic relationship with his sofa. He felt secure there, and he would spend the most of his time unwinding and watching television. Since then, Kym and Neil, Rufus’s owners, have been forced to give up the couch out of pure devotion to him.
Finally, Kym said, “I’ve always loved animals and now that I have the refuge, I know what my purpose in life is.