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Kickboxing Kangaroos Take Over Street in Australia and Interesting Kangaroo Facts

Two large kangaroos were filmed brutally battling it out in the suburbs of New South Wales, in a bouncy brawl lasting more than five minutes.

The incredible clip, filmed on the Central Coast, shows the two animals throwing vicious punches and using their long tails for support as they repeatedly kick each other.

The fight begins in the street, beside a parked car, but winds onto front lawns and into home driveways.

Who won? You be the judge.

Facts About the Kangaroo

  1. There are four different kangaroo species: the red kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, western grey kangaroo and antilopine kangaroo.

  2. Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.

  3. Kangaroos can jump very high, sometimes three times their own height.

  4. Kangaroos can hop around quickly on two legs or walk around slowly on all four.

  5. A group of kangaroos is called a ‘mob’, ‘troop’ or ‘court’.

  6. Male kangaroos are called ‘boomers’, ‘bucks’ or ‘jacks’; females are ‘does’, ‘flyers’, or ‘jills’, and the young ones are ‘joeys’.

  7. Kangaroos usually live to around six years old in the wild.

  8. Their diet is mainly different grasses and can survive long periods without water.

  9. Male kangaroos usually fight over female kangaroos.

  10. Kangaroos are intensely territorial. There can be only one alpha male (boss) in a mob, and younger bucks will certainly fight for their chance to rise to the top of the mob. Male kangaroos will also fight newcomers to the mob.

  11. They fight by standing on their rear legs and attacking with their front legs. A kangaroo can also balance its body on its powerful tail and strike out with its strong rear legs, the claws of which are deadly sharp.


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