Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus

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. 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. Like other kangaroos, it rests most of the day and becomes more active at dusk or night.