Sunday, January 18, 2015

How the Kangaroo Got Its Name

Wondered how the Kangaroo got its Name?

Kangaroo Hopping in the Australian Outback

The kangaroo an Australian plant-eating marsupial.

Up until 1770 people outside of Australia were not aware of the funny hoping animal of Australia. The first European reference to it is in a diary note of Joseph Banks a naturalist on board the sailing ship Endeavour which had beached itself for critical repairs after running aground on the Great Barrier Reef. He referred to the animal as "kangooroo". This word eventually evolved to the present day form of "kangaroo".

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