Scientific Name: 
Macropus rufus
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Mammalia
Order: 
Diprotodontia
Family: 
Macropodidae
Genus: 
Macropus
Species: 
rufus
Status: 
Least Concern
Population Trend: 
Stable
Quick Facts

Life Span: 14 years in the wild, and 17 years in captivity.

Size: Males - 1.8 metres; females - 1.25 metres

Weight: Males - usually 65kg but can get to 90kg; females - usually 25-30kg

Fun Facts

The Red Kangaroo is the world's largest marsupial.

Speedy: Red Kangaroos can reach speeds up to 56km/hour and is, therefore, the fastest land animal in Australia.

They can hop up to 9 meters in one hop at full speed.

Distribution Map: 

The Red Kangaroo is the largest of all kangaroos and the largest extant marsupial. It is one of Australia's most distinctive native animals.

Region: 
Source: 
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Year assessed: 
2008