This species is a very large kangaroo with short, red-brown fur, fading to pale buff below and on the limbs. It has long, pointed earlobes and a squared-off muzzle. Females are smaller than males and are blue-grey with a brown tinge, pale grey below, although arid zone females are coloured more like males. It has two appendages with small claws (much like arms), two muscular legs, which are used for jumping, and a tail, which is often used like a third leg for balance. The Red Kangaroo’s legs work much like a rubber band. The males can leap over nine meters in one leap. Males grow up to 1.8 metres (5.9 ft) tall and weigh up to 187 lb (84.8 kg) . Females grow up to 1.1 metres (3.6 ft) tall and weigh up to 187 lb (84.8 kg). Tails can be up to 1 metre (3.3 ft) long. Top photo is of our Male Red Kangaroo, the bottom picture is of our Female and baby. Photography by Ian Woods.