First, the kangaroo’s hop is the most efficient way to travel long distances in the world. The muscles in their powerful back legs act as elastic bands; kangaroos can hop up around five to six feet high. Don’t count on anything except a high fence to keep them out of the yard.
And here’s a bonus fact: kangaroos apparently LOVE soccer.
This post focused on Eastern Grey kangaroos. For more on the red kangaroo, check out the Kangaroo Sanctuary at Alice Springs.