Kangaroos are marsupials that live in Eastern Australia. They have powerful hind legs, two small front legs, and a strong long tail. National Geographic Kids says that kangaroos can travel to 30 miles per hour and move up to 30 feet in just one leap.
A group of kangaroos is called a herd or a troop. Australians refer to them as mobs.
A mother kangaroo carries its baby (called joey) in their pouch. When an enemy approaches them, or whenever they feel threatened, they will pound the ground with their feet as a warning. They will kick and bite their opponent when they are involved in a fight.
But not all every kangaroo show aggression some show love and affection when approached. A kangaroo at Australia’s Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs is known for showing affection towards humans.
The caretakers at the sanctuary have even said that she is the most affectionate kangaroo they have ever known.
Abigail (commonly known as Abi) is ten years old. She was rescued and brought to the sanctuary when she was a baby. To show her gratitude, she gives daily hugs to her caretakers!
Abi has been hugging her caretakers for quite a while now. She arrived at the sanctuary when she was five months old, and now she is the most famous kangaroo there. You can clearly see the love between the caretakers and Abi!