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Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Tell Me Why |

What Kind of Noise Does a Kangaroo Make?

What Kind of Noise Does a Kangaroo Make?

The Kangaroo doesn’t make many sounds at all. The adults sometimes make soft clucking noises when they come near each other. Female Kangaroos also use this clucking sound to call their young.

When disturbed, Kangaroos make a low growl or a loud cough. When a kangaroo senses danger, it alerts others by loudly thumping its feet on the ground. During aggressive altercations with others, kangaroos also often produce piercing screaming sounds.

Kangaroos are marsupials, which means their young grow up in a pouch on the mother’s body. A baby Kangaroo is called a Joey. When it is born, it crawls into its mother’s pouch for six months or so. When the Joey is too large for the pouch, it will learn to hop around just like its parents.

 

Content for this question contributed by Matthew Kirby, resident of Springfield, Massachusetts, USA