The Kansas City Zoo is set up in sections that focus on the native continents and countries of the animals.  Here are some photos from a recent trip “down under” to Australia and New Guinea.

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Kangaroos roam freely in the Australia section of the zoo.  Usually they hang out in a large, grassy area where they are visible from the walking trail, but don’t necessarily mingle with zoo visitors.  If you’re lucky, every once in a while a kangaroo will get close.

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After squinting at me suspiciously from a reclining position, this ‘roo moved into a standing position to take a better look.

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Tree kangaroos have such heavy tails that they lean their bodies far forward when they walk.  

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I wonder if that’s also why they sleep in what appears to be such an odd position.

Related to kangaroos, wallabies are much smaller at between 1 1/2 feet to 4 feet in height.  This little guy was using his shelter to help block the strong wind on an otherwise fairly nice day (for Kansas City in February).




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