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Western Grey Kangaroo

A Yonga will visit home gardens near reserves to graze on lawn and browse on native shrubs. Do not purposefully feed kangaroos as this can lead to overconfidence and aggressive behaviour.

Ground Marsupials Bushland Heathland

Noongar Names: Yonga

Scientific Name: Macropus fuliginosus

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Habitat loss, car strikes

Will they visit?: Kangaroos will visit home gardens located near farmland or large reserves

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread across the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: In the shade of large shrubs and trees

Diet: Grasses and shrubs

Water: Will drink from bird baths and large ponds

ReWild Benefit: Maintaining vegetation growth

ReWild Benefits

Kangaroos are social and live in large groups could ‘mobs’. They are an integral part of the ecosystem as the largest native herbivore in the landscape. If you see a Kangaroo, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!




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