G'day mate! The kangaroo stuffed animals shown here include Sydney the Aurora Kangaroo stuffed animal, Pouch the Ty Beanie Buddy kangaroo, the Webkinz Kangaroo from Ganz, a Wild Republic Cuddlekins Kangaroo stuffed animal in two sizes, and a Kangaroo Magnet Mate. We also have Adelaide the Boyds Kangaroo and her Joey.
Kangaroos owe their name to Captain James Cook, a famous English explorer. A common myth is that Captain Cook is credited with asking some Australian aborigines what these strange creatures were and they replied "kangaroo," which means, "I do not know." And they've been called kangaroo ever since.
Kangaroos are Australian mammals called marsupials, which comes from a Latin word meaning pouched. They have enlarged hind limbs for hopping and a long thick tail. They are vegetarians. Kangaroos are of the order Marsupialia.
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