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There are four sub species of the Euro. M.r. robustus, Eastern Australia, QLD, NSW and north eastern Victoria. M.r. woodwardi, North Western Australia, Kimberly, WA and Arnhem land NT. M.r. Isabellinus, is restricted to Barrow Island, WA. M.r. erubescens, distrubution into most states of Australia excluding Victoria and Tasmania. Each sub species differs in physical colour and size.
The eastern gry kangaroo is a common species occuring from Cape York QLD, through
the eastern states and into Tasmainia. The range extends in small parts into South
Australia. Size -
Eastern Grey Kangaroo -
As it name suggests the Kangaroo Island kangaroo is from Kangroo Island. It is one
of two subspecies of Macropus fuliginosus. It is a darker and stocker animal than
the mainland animals M.f.melanops. The Western Grey, M.f.melanops occurs through
South Western Australia into southern Queensland. Size -
The icon Red Kangaroo is one of the most recoginised Australian animals. There are
no recognised sub species. This species exhibits sexual dismorphism not only in size
but also in colour. Males being large animals usually red in colour and females
a smaller animal compared to the male and are a blue-
Red Kangaroos occur throughout all the mainland states through central Australia
to the western coast of Western Australia. Size -
Red Kangaroo -
For the five large macropod species that can be kept on private wildlife licences in Victoria, not only do you require and advanced licence you will need the space to house them. Refer to the reccommended enclosure requrements for these species.
There are many different ways to design and build fencing for macropods. There are many different types of materials you can consider using. The height of the fence and the types of materials used will depend on a few things.
Once you have answered all these questions the next question is what materials should you use? Your choice of materials may or usually comes down to price. But consider what life span you want out of the fencing and how much maintenance it will need over its lifetime. The best advice would be “plan to do the fence once”. Plan for as little future maintenance as possible, this will then direct you towards the materials to use.
For information on species. Kangaroo diets. Breeding & introductions. Enclosure size requirements & design logon to the Members area.