Macropus Giganteus


Their fur is woolly and grey-brown in colour, they have a small head with big ears. Their feet, tail and end of paws can be darker grey to black in colour. Female Eastern Grey Kangaroos usually have a white chest.


Coastal plains, the Great Dividing Range and inland plains where annual rainfall exceeds 250mm.

Oakvale Distribution Maps png Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Eastern Grey Kangaroo Distribution Map


15 - 20 years.


A male can measure up to 2.8 metres from his nose to the tip of his tail and can weigh up to 80kg. Females are much smaller only reaching up to 40kgs.


Grass, broad-leaved ground-plants and sometimes shrubs.


Prefers open woodland, grassland and eucalyptus forest with areas of dense vegetation nearby for protection and shade.


Breeding occurs throughout the year but more births occur in the warmer summer months.

The joey is born 33 - 38 days after his/her parent's mate. The tiny embryonic kangaroo emerges from its mother’s body and slowly climbs up her abdomen and into her pouch.

Once born the joey will stay in its Mum’s pouch for up to 8 months. At this age, the joey will begin to start exploring and go for very short little hops around out of Mum’s pouch.

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