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Kangaroos

Definition

The kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae. In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, especially those of the genus Macropus: the red kangaroo, antilopine kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, and western grey kangaroo. Kangaroos are indigenous to Australia. The Australian government estimates that 34.3 million kangaroos lived within the commercial harvest areas of Australia in 2011, up from 25.1 million one year earlier.

What is 'Kangaroos'

Slang term for Australian stocks, it refers mostly to the stocks on the All-Ordinaries Index, which is composed of around 300 of the most active Australian companies.

Explaining 'Kangaroos'

Kangaroos are one of the most recognizable symbols of Australia, outside of Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman of course.


Further Reading


Kangaroo court? An analysis of social media justifications for attitudes to culling
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Using the “appraisal” framework, this study analyzed attitudes toward kangaroo culling expressed … account for the complexity and contradictions within individuals' attitudes to culling kangaroos … Opponents of culling argued that human convenience and economics do not justify …

Turn-over and distribution of water in desert camels, sheep, cattle and kangaroos.Turn-over and distribution of water in desert camels, sheep, cattle and kangaroos.
www.cabdirect.org [PDF]
… Using the “appraisal” framework, this study analyzed attitudes toward kangaroo culling expressed … account for the complexity and contradictions within individuals' attitudes to culling kangaroos … Opponents of culling argued that human convenience and economics do not justify …

Effect of Kangaroo mother care in reducing pain due to heel prick among preterm neonates: a crossover trialEffect of Kangaroo mother care in reducing pain due to heel prick among preterm neonates: a crossover trial
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Using the “appraisal” framework, this study analyzed attitudes toward kangaroo culling expressed … account for the complexity and contradictions within individuals' attitudes to culling kangaroos … Opponents of culling argued that human convenience and economics do not justify …

A crossroads in kangaroo politicsA crossroads in kangaroo politics
search.informit.com.au [PDF]
… Using the “appraisal” framework, this study analyzed attitudes toward kangaroo culling expressed … account for the complexity and contradictions within individuals' attitudes to culling kangaroos … Opponents of culling argued that human convenience and economics do not justify …

Epizootic of toxoplasmosis in kangaroos, wallabies, and potaroos: possible transmission via domestic cats.Epizootic of toxoplasmosis in kangaroos, wallabies, and potaroos: possible transmission via domestic cats.
www.cabdirect.org [PDF]
… Using the “appraisal” framework, this study analyzed attitudes toward kangaroo culling expressed … account for the complexity and contradictions within individuals' attitudes to culling kangaroos … Opponents of culling argued that human convenience and economics do not justify …

The effect of kangaroo mother care on the duration of phototherapy of infants re-admitted for neonatal jaundiceThe effect of kangaroo mother care on the duration of phototherapy of infants re-admitted for neonatal jaundice
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Using the “appraisal” framework, this study analyzed attitudes toward kangaroo culling expressed … account for the complexity and contradictions within individuals' attitudes to culling kangaroos … Opponents of culling argued that human convenience and economics do not justify …

The dragon versus the kangaroo: perceptions of Chinese and Australian influence and development assistance in VanuatuThe dragon versus the kangaroo: perceptions of Chinese and Australian influence and development assistance in Vanuatu
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Using the “appraisal” framework, this study analyzed attitudes toward kangaroo culling expressed … account for the complexity and contradictions within individuals' attitudes to culling kangaroos … Opponents of culling argued that human convenience and economics do not justify …

Hydatid disease in urban areas of Western Australia: an unusual cycle involving western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), feral pigs and domestic dogs.Hydatid disease in urban areas of Western Australia: an unusual cycle involving western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), feral pigs and domestic dogs.
www.cabdirect.org [PDF]
… Using the “appraisal” framework, this study analyzed attitudes toward kangaroo culling expressed … account for the complexity and contradictions within individuals' attitudes to culling kangaroos … Opponents of culling argued that human convenience and economics do not justify …

Kangaroo bond issuance in AustraliaKangaroo bond issuance in Australia
opus.lib.uts.edu.au [PDF]
… Using the “appraisal” framework, this study analyzed attitudes toward kangaroo culling expressed … account for the complexity and contradictions within individuals' attitudes to culling kangaroos … Opponents of culling argued that human convenience and economics do not justify …



Q&A About Kangaroos


What does Kangaroo refer to in Australia?

The kangaroo refers to a large marsupial that lives in Australia.

Why are Kangaroos one of the most recognizable symbols of Australia?

They are recognized because they are native to Australia and have been featured on its coat of arms since 1912.

How many companies make up the All-Ordinaries Index?

Three companies make up this index, which changes every year.

What is an index used for?

An index is used as a measure of performance for a specific group or sector.

Which type of animal is not considered a type of kangaroo?

Wallabies, wallaroos, and wallaras are all types of macropods. However, wallabies and wallaroos are smaller than other types of macropods such as red or grey kangaroos.

What is Kangaroos slang term for Australian stocks?

Kangaroo refers to the Australian stock market.

What does "paraphyletic" mean?

A group that includes some but not all members from another taxonomic group is called paraphyletic. For example, marsupials include monotremes (platypus) but they do not include placental mammals (humans). Therefore, marsupials would be considered paraphyletic because it excludes placentals from their grouping while including monotremes which have different characteristics than marsupials overall.

What are the two parts of a kangaroo's name?

The first part of a kangaroo's name refers to its family and the second part refers to its species.

How many species of kangaroos are there in Australia?

There are five species of kangaroos in Australia.