Red Kangaroo Skull Replica
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Red Kangaroo Skull Replica measures 8.1 inches. Red Kangaroo Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Macropus rufus is the scientific name of the Red Kangaroo. Polyurethane cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. Skull is an adult male. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Red kangaroo, Macropus rufus or red giant kangaroo is the largest of all kangaroos, the largest terrestrial mammal native to Australia, and the largest extant marsupial. It is found across mainland Australia, except for the more fertile areas, such as southern Western Australia, the eastern and southeastern coasts, and the rainforests along the northern coast.
The Red kangaroo or Macropus rufus is a very large kangaroo with long, pointed ears and a square shaped muzzle. They are sexually dimorphic and have short, red-brown fur, fading to pale buff below and on the limbs. Females are blue-grey with a brown tinge, pale grey below, although arid zone females are colored more like males.
Macropus rufus has two forelimbs with small claws, two muscular hind limbs, which are used for jumping, and a strong tail which is often used to create a tripod when standing upright.
The Macropus rufus legs work much like a rubber band, with the Achilles tendon stretching as the animal comes down, then releasing its energy to propel the animal up and forward, enabling the characteristic bouncing locomotion. They can reach speeds of around 37 mph. The males can cover 26–30 ft. in one leap while reaching heights of 5 ft 11 in – 9 ft 10 in.
Red Kangaroo males grow up to a head-and-body length of 4.3 to 5.2 ft. with a tail that adds a further 3.9 ft. Females are considerably smaller, with a head-and-body length of 33 to 41 in. and tail length of 26 to 33 in.
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