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Kangaroo Island Kangaroos
Kangaroo Island Kangaroos are a sub-species of the Western Grey Kangaroo. These kangaroos have a thicker and darker coloured fur, and are well-known for their friendly nature.
Dot was one of the first Kangaroo Island Kangaroos to call WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo home. When she's not hopping around making new friends, she can be found grazing in the shade or eating maize, her favourite meal.
Dusk was hand-reared by our keepers. She is very cheeky and loves following our keepers around, especially when they have food.
Her shorter (and cute) nose, along with her lighter fur are what differentiates her from our other four kangaroos. Did you know? Kangaroo Island Kangaroos have a thicker and darker coat than some of the kangaroos you'll find in Australia.
Kirby is the youngest of the mob. She is Julie's sister and you can recognise her by her tail, which is lighter than the other kangaroos' tail. She also happens to be the most affectionate and treats our keepers with the cutest cuddles.
Julie is the oldest member of our kangaroo mob. You can recognise her by the little white tuff of fur underneath her left ear.