Red Kangaroo is endemic to Australia. It is abundant and occurs throughout the arid regions of the continent. There are no major threats known to affect the species. The national species management plan includes a regulated harvesting for meat and hides.
■ Within EAZA, captive population data are recorded in European Studbook since 1999. Currently the studbook is kept by South Lakes Safari Zoo, Dalton-in-Furness.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Infraclass Marsupialia – marsupials
■ Order Diprotodontia – diprotodonts
■ Family Macropodidae – kangaroos, wallabies, and relatives
■ Species Macropus rufus – Red Kangaroo