What do the feet of a Kangaroo look like?
The Kangaroo, Wallaby, and Pademelon are macropod marsupial mammals, which means big-footed pouched animals.
The Kangaroo has two large, flat hind (back) legs and two small fore (front) legs that look like hands.
The back legs and the front legs are called paws.
The large back feet have sharp claws. The back feet are powerful and are used for jumping, hopping, and kicking.
The small front feet have smaller claws. The front paws are used for holding food, scratching itself, moving along the ground, and for balance.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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