Kangaroo (Animal)

Kangaroo (Animal)

John Simons


From Kanga and her son Roo in Winnie the Pooh to the boxing champ Hippety Hopper who punches Sylvester in Looney Tunes, kangaroos look usually in children’s books, cartoons, and songs. they seem to be a favourite animal at zoos, captivating but peculiar-looking with their robust hind legs, lengthy tails, and pouches. even though kangaroos are cherished within the mind's eye, yet truth in their dating with people is darker and extra . during this ebook, John Simon tackles the tale of those marsupials—and their use and abuse—in international history.

In addition to describing the kangaroo’s body structure and lifecycle, Simons describes their function in indigenous Australian tradition, their ill-fated first touch with Europeans, and their next seize for zoos and relocation to set up wild populations in Japan and the U.S.. Simons additionally explores the connections among visible and cultural representations and the present controversy in Australia surrounding kangaroo searching and consuming. Demonstrating how the genuine range of the kangaroo inhabitants has usually been decreased to a unmarried stereotype, this booklet finds how such misrepresentations now threaten the way forward for the species. A ebook for an individual thinking about animal welfare and conservation, Kangaroo is a pouch-sized and engaging examine those strange creatures.

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