Kangaroos Don't Sweat

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.


Key Facts In This Video

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    Kangaroos can reach speeds of almost 72 kph (45 mph). (0:41)

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    Male kangaroos, called "boomers," will fight over potential mates. (1:15)

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    A fighting kangaroo might break his opponent's bones or even disembowel him. (2:20)

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