When the talk is of Kangaroos is mentioned, one thinks of Australia. This is namely the home of these animals. But those who believe that they only exist there have now been taught better.
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The Bio-Teacher Is Not Always Right
Many of your children may have heard something about kangaroos. Your biology teacher probably told you that these animals only exist in faraway Australia. But this is not quite true. Now it became known that these animals also exist in our neighboring country France. Not far from Paris, the capital of France, kangaroos were discovered in a forest area.
Life In The Wild
The more than 100 kangaroos discovered there do not belong in a zoo or an animal park. They live there in the wild and apparently feel very comfortable there. Some experts now believe that these kangaroos belong to the Bennet kangaroo breed. Several years ago, 20 animals of this breed escaped from a zoo and could not be captured. Therefore, it is now suspected that the now discovered kangaroos could be descendants of these escaped animals. The animals seem to be doing well because they have everything they need there in the forest. There are tasty leaves, grasses, and small shrubs there and the animals seem to like that. So you can tell your bio teacher that there are kangaroos in France too……
Explanation Of Difficult Words
Kangaroos are a family in the marsupial order Diprotodontia. They are among the best-known marsupials and as typical representatives of the fauna of Australia, but also live in New Guinea.
Australia is located in the southern hemisphere northwest of New Zealand and south of Indonesia. Australia’s national territory covers a total of about 7.7 million square kilometers. It is thus the sixth largest state in the world in terms of area. The most populous cities are the coastal cities of Sydney (4.1 million inhabitants), Melbourne (3.6 million inhabitants), Brisbane (1.8 million inhabitants), Perth (1.4 million inhabitants) and Adelaide (1.1 million inhabitants). The capital is Canberra with about 350,000 inhabitants and it is located inland between Sydney and Melbourne.
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