Marsupials are any members of the mammalian infraclass Marsupialia. All extant marsupials are endemic to Australasia and the Americas. A distinctive characteristic common to most of these species is that the young are carried in a pouch. Well-known marsupials include kangaroos , wallabies , koalas , opossums , wombats , Tasmanian devils , and the extinct thylacine. Some lesser-known marsupials are the dunnarts , potoroos , and the cuscus.
Kangaroo captured on video punching Australian man in the face
AUSTRALIA: The Nymph of Nullarbor - TIME
A characteristic female pouch and protruding heads of small kangaroos. Several meters long jumps and an amazing box of adult kangaroos. Next to the koala , a kangaroo is a symbol of Australia. According to an anecdote, Captain James Cook and nature researcher Sir Joseph Banks encountered a strange animal during the study of Australia.
The Nullarbor Nymph was a hoax perpetrated in Australia between and that involved supposed sightings of a half-naked woman living amongst kangaroos on the Nullarbor Plain. The first report on 26 December was by professional kangaroo shooters from Eucla in Western Australia , near the border with South Australia. They claimed to have seen a blond , white woman amongst some kangaroos, and backed their story with grainy amateur film showing a woman wearing kangaroo skins and holding a kangaroo by the tail. After further sightings were claimed, the story was reported around the world, and journalists descended upon the town of Eucla which had a population of 8 people at the time.
Kangaroos are large, famous marsupials native to Australia. These charismatic and iconic creatures are frequently featured in pop culture, and are considered one of the symbols of Australia. While they appear cute and cuddly, kangaroos are actually quite powerful creatures. Read on to learn about the kangaroo. Kangaroos are large marsupials, which means that they have a pouch to carry their young, located on its lower abdomen.