Mammal images
EGK3 Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Macropus Giganteus

Kangaroos are thought to now be found in greater numbers than before European settlers arrived, although numbers vary consierably due to drought. For many farmers they are regarded as pests and a legal cull of millions of roos takes place every year. This is controversial, both because of the methods used and the consequences thereof, and because their pest status is disputed

Their population growth has come about because of better pasture and additional watering holes.

This female with pouch young was pictured on the mid-north coast of New South Wales.