Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus

Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
The Eastern Grey Kangaroo, also called the Great Grey Kangaroo, is native to the eastern third of Australia. Its coat is pale grey or pale brown-grey rather than the dusky brown of the Western Grey and the muzzle and build is different to that of the grey female Red Kangaroo. Like other kangaroos, it rests most of the day and becomes more active at dusk or night.
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Eastern Grey Kangaroo and joey grazing
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Despite the scientific name "giganteus", it is smaller than the Red Kangaroo, a large male Eastern Grey being some 65 kg compared to 90 kg for the Red. The females grazing above centre and right have bellies lower to the ground so that their joeys (see centre above) can also reach the ground.