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Why Tasmania Should Be on Every Australian Itinerary

Nicola Barnard | Posted 01.13.2017 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

Naturally incredibly striking, Tasmania - an island state off the south coast of Australia and with a population of only half a million people - often...

Video Appears To Show Man Punching Kangaroo After Finding It Strangling Dog

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.06.2016 | Weird News

It may be one of the most bizarre battles fought in the animal kingdom. A video uploaded to Facebook on Saturday appears to show a man punching a kan...

Great, Now Kangaroos Are Jumping Cyclists

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.30.2016 | Weird News

Look, we all know there are plenty of things in Australia that can kill you. But we figured we didn’t have to worry about bicyclist-jumping kangaroo...

They Shoot Kangaroos, Don't They?

Outside Magazine | Posted 12.14.2016 | Green
Outside Magazine

Australia is home to 24 million people and roughly 60 million kangaroos. The cuddly looking creatures are still a beloved national icon, but they're a...

This Is What The Inside Of A Kangaroo Pouch Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.04.2015 | Science

If you've ever wondered what it looks like inside a kangaroo pouch (or even where exactly the pouch is located), here's your chance. A new episode of ...

Animal "Euthanasia" Is Too Often Slaughter

Marc Bekoff | Posted 07.23.2016 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

In Australia, the commercial slaughter of millions of adult kangaroos for food results in countless dependent youngsters, also called joeys, left to suffer and die because their mothers have been killed. The study about which I write below refers to killing the joeys who have lost, or will lose their mothers, as euthanasia, which it is not.

What Kangaroos' Left-Handedness Can Teach Us About Ourselves

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 06.23.2015 | Science

It turns out that most kangaroos are left-handed, according to a new study by researchers at Saint Petersburg State University in Russia. While doing ...

Orphaned Kangaroo Joey Gets Care And Cuddles

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green

A baby kangaroo who was found sitting near his dead mother's body this week is getting lots of care -- and lots of cuddles -- after being taken in by ...

Oh! To Pet the Pilous Puffy Paunch of a Peaceful Pachydermal Pinniped Parked by the Purple Pebbles

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Then we heard the burst of wings as they jumped in the ocean from the rocks on the shore. We were lucky that a bright moon finally highlighted the beach, and we saw a multitude of little ones having their fun in the water. We did not move, they never saw us. We were stealth.

Wallabies Ate Our Laundry!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

We knew better, we wanted to be residents for a week, and in order to do that, we rented a bungalow by the bay. As soon as we landed and took a few steps, you could see that the vegetation here was different from the mainland's.

Koalas Whose Paws Were Injured In Fires Have Plenty Of Mittens Now -- But Kangaroos Need Help

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.22.2015 | Good News

We don't yet know how many koalas and other animals have been injured in the bushfires burning up parts of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wal...

Now We Know How Huge Ancient Roos Got Around

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.16.2014 | Science

Giant kangaroos that roamed the Australian outback 100,000 years ago apparently didn't hop like the roos you see today. But as to how the extinct "sth...

Here Are 2 Wild Kangaroos Boxing On A Residential Street, Because Why Not

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.06.2014 | Weird News

Kanga-rude much? These kangaroos clearly were not respecting residents of this neighborhood when they decided to take a fight to the streets. (OK,...

And Now: Some Totally Weird And Wonderful Facts About Marsupials

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green

Marsupials are amazing creatures. Baffling and kind of weird, yes, but also totally amazing. Part of their mystique seems to stem from their uncan...

The Wild Animals Roaming Your City

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living

While walking along a city street, have you ever spotted an animal that just seems out of place? Big cat wrangler Boone Smith joined HuffPost Live...

WATCH: This Baby Kangaroo Is Life-Changingly Cute

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green

It's not everyday that HuffPost Live has the honor of hosting a precious baby kangaroo, but July 31, 2014 was one such day. While promoting the TV...

Kangaroos Actually Have Five Legs... Sort Of

| Ian Randall | Posted 07.05.2014 | Science

Watch a kangaroo in the Australian outback, and you’ll notice something strange—when they walk, they have five “legs.” As they graze on grasse...

Tree Kangaroo Joeys Play In Their Caretaker's House

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green

Anneli and Kimberley are two very adorable tree kangaroo joeys who were watched by wildlife caretaker Margit Cianelli in North Queensland, Australia. ...

Ancient Teeth Point To Big Shift In Australia's Climate

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 06.13.2013 | Science

The fossilized teeth of ancient marsupials that roamed through northeastern Australia roughly 2.5 million years ago suggest these animals fed on leafy...

Queens Restaurant Specializes In Kangaroo Meat

DNAinfo | Posted 03.27.2013 | New York

DITMARS — Australian-inspired Queens eatery The Thirsty Koala just added a little bounce to its burgers. The Astoria restaurant, which opened in ...

PHOTO: Kangaroos Delay Golf Tournament

Posted 02.14.2013 | Sports

First spiders, now this. During the first round of the LPGA Tour's Handa Australian Open, several kangaroos invaded the course causing a delay. ...

7-Year-Old Girl Survives Holiday Kangaroo Attack

Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

A seven-year-old Australian girl is recovering after a kangaroo attack on New Year's Day left her with scratches and bruises across her face and back....

It's Dumb To Fight A Boxing Kangaroo (VIDEO)

Dumb As A Blog | David Moye | Posted 10.15.2011 | Weird News

There is something really terrifying about a boxing kangaroo. What's more terrifying is that the person who gets into the ring thinking they have a sh...

Way, Way Outback on South Australian Safari

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Unlike an African safari where you're just as apt to spot a herd of camera-toting tourists as you are a herd of wildebeest, a Gawler Range safari guarantees nose to snoot vantage points.

The 5 Most Overrated Things About Australia (PHOTOS)

Mark Juddery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Juddery

Honestly, I don't see why people around the world get so excited about kangaroos. Perhaps it's because they believe that they are highly intelligent. In truth, kangaroos are rather dim-witted.