Definition of grey kangaroo in English:

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grey kangaroo

noun

A large forest-dwelling kangaroo native to Australia.
  • Genus Macropus, family Macropodidae: the eastern M. giganteus (also called forester), with silvery-grey fur, and the western M. fuliginosus, with brownish fur.
Example sentences
  • Eastern grey kangaroos breed throughout the year with the peak births being in summer.
  • The eastern grey kangaroo spends most of the day resting under a shady tree, only moving out to feed from dusk to dawn.
  • If necessary, the grey kangaroo can travel fast, bounding along using only the two hindfeet with the tail held almost horizontally for balance.

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