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Kangaroos Don't Sweat

Kangaroos will also lounge in the shade during the hottest parts of the day, when temperatures can rise above 40°C. Related macropods, including tree kangaroos and wallabies, cool down by licking their forearms in the same way.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Kangaroos can reach speeds of almost 72 kph (45 mph). 00:41

  2. Male kangaroos, called "boomers," will fight over potential mates. 01:15

  3. A fighting kangaroo might break his opponent's bones or even disembowel him. 02:20

Written by Curiosity Staff June 5, 2015

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