Amazing facts about kangaroos that you might not know
• Surprising facts about kangaroos that you might not know
The word "kangaroo" is due to Cook-yimitirskogo language of Australian aborigines, who call these animals "kanguroo" or "gangurru". When Captain James Cook and his team first learned about this animal and saw a kangaroo cub, leaning his head out of his mother's pocket, he thought at first that a kangaroo - a two-headed animals.
Today we know about these fun jumpers much more. Living in Australia, Tasmania and Papua - New Guinea, kangaroos become so recognizable symbol of Australia that his image can be seen on the banknotes of this country, commercial products, and even on the banner of the Royal Australian Air Force.
It is truly amazing and strange animals, and in today's list, we have collected some of the most amazing facts about kangaroos, which you can only imagine ... or can not.
Although this list contains information about the different kinds of kangaroos, we mainly focused on the larger, well-known kangaroos, which can be seen in most documentaries about wildlife films. So, get ready, because you may shock and amaze those 25 facts about kangaroos that you could not know!
25. Let's start with the most hilarious and surprising fact about kangaroos. A female kangaroo can get pregnant, and then suspend their pregnancy (suspended animation). If the female has been fertilized, but not yet ready for the birth (for example, it is already bears one cub), then the embryo is transferred into a state of diapause as long as it does not grow last cub.
24. Beat kangaroo is so powerful that it can kill an adult. A sharp claws on its feet help them gut the small animals.
23. Despite the fact that it is quite a popular joke among teens, kangaroos do have a fifth paw paw of a kind. Used for balance during jumps, kangaroo tail powerful when walking is used as a fifth leg. When they hit the hind legs, then rely on its fifth leg.
22. If you happen to see the battle for supremacy between the two male kangaroo, it will be easy to know which one of them dominant. In these battles beats paws only subdominant male. (Like other animals infraclass marsupials, male kangaroos are unique in that they are located above the testicles, not a penis.)
21. The birth of the cub kangaroo - one of the strangest in the animal kingdom. From the birth canal of the female kangaroo for a period equivalent to 7 weeks of a human pregnancy, there is a small, pink "worm". Underdeveloped tiny creature must grasp his mother soon appeared the front legs and climb up through the thick wool to settle in its brood pouch.
20. When the "worm" gets into the mother's pouch, it attaches itself to one of the nipples at 34 weeks. As growth and development, he learns to come off from the nipple and attach themselves to others. Little kenguronok really still can not suck, so the milk from the mother's nipples regularly injected straight into his mouth.
19. Some cubs do not leave the brood pouch for 8 months since they got into it. By the time they become full-term, and covered with hair longer able to make their first jumps.
18. Leap large ginger kangaroos up to 3 meters in height and 8 meters in length. Add to this a top speed of 60 km / hour, which they can develop and get quite agile marsupial.
17. You're probably wondering, what would happen if a tiny worm-like kangaroo cub fall, climbing on his mother's hair to get in the brood pouch. If the calf is falling, it is still so small (the size of a fasolinku) that his mother abandons him. If she tried to pick it up, to somehow put in a bag, then just crush him in an attempt to raise.
16. In a kangaroo mostly hunt humans and dingoes. Animals are often protected by the fact that lead to the water chasing and trying to drown him.
15. The most "dirty" in fact our list: cubs kangaroo piss and scat inside the mother's handbag. The inner layer brood pouch absorbs some waste, but the female herself regularly cleans it, putting it in his face and licking to clean.
14. Kangaroos live in groups of about 10 individuals. Although the group consists of both females and males of only the dominant male - most often, the most adult and largest - mate with females.
13. Wood kangaroos do not sweat, and to cool off, they take refuge in the shade or lick their front paws, and then carried them on his chest covered with hair.
12. Although excellent marketing gives us a clear picture of how the kangaroo appears, the word "kangaroo" is actually a generic term for the representatives of kangaroo family, which includes the giant kangaroos, big red kangaroo (the most famous), wallabies, and Philander vallaru.
11. Females kangaroos mate in just a few days after the birth of the cub. Thus, if with it something happens, she always has an embryo in a state of diapause, ready for development.
10. Very nutritious kangaroo meat is sold in different countries around the world. Over the past few decades, it has gained popularity in Australia, especially in high-end restaurants.
9. Kangaroo can not move their legs independently of each other: they always move them at the same time - as if they are connected. However, during the voyage, for unknown reasons, until the science, they move them independently of each other.
8. One of the most amazing facts about kangaroos is that females can determine the sex of their cubs. Scientists do not yet know how they do it, but the female kangaroo at a younger age the females give birth, leaving the male embryos for later, when they will sooner or later leave the group.
7. Despite its powerful paws, the kangaroo can not move backwards. Australia therefore decided to portray the animal on its coat of arms, showing that the state is always moving forward and developing.
6. To show other males their strength and power, male kangaroos tear out the roots of grass and shrubs.
5. The western gray kangaroos are sometimes called "stinkers" ( "stinkers"), because they give off a smell similar to a curry.
4. The kangaroo cartoons often show boxing with their front paws. Although they do it sometimes for fun, mostly because the males fight for the right to possession of the female. These kicks are usually harmless, especially when compared to a strong blow their hind paws.
3. Being endemic to Australia and Papua - New Guinea, several kangaroos escaped from zoos in the US and France and found the offspring in the wild. In Ireland, as you know, on the island of Lambo lives a whole colony of wallabies.
2. As soon as the calf grows kangaroo enough to permanently leave the mother's pouch, he still returns there to drink its milk. Since females in the bag at this time can develop a different calf, a female kangaroo have a lactation streamlined system: one of the nipple produces milk with a high content of carbohydrates for the older cub, and others - milk with a high fat content for the young cub.
1. Our latest quirky fact about kangaroos again a little shocking. Females kangaroos have an interesting anatomical feature: they are three of the vagina. Two of them are used for carrying out the semen in the uterus, which have already two kangaroos. During birth the fetus from the uterus falls into the vagina middle, and from there through a special birth canal - out, and then, clinging to her mother's hair, get up and get into the bag.