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What's the difference between kangaroo and wallabies?

Well, kangaroos are much more free with their love and will fall head over heels at first sight (especially if you give them food).

Nice beard.

Wallabies, on the other hand, play a bit more hard-to-get, and keep their cards closer to their chests.

I want to hug him back but I’m not that kind of wallaby. Also my arms are too short.

Apart from that…to be honest there’s not really much difference between the two, apart from size (although wallabies can be a bit more colourful).

Both are Macropods (meaning “large foot”) and have large hind legs and long, muscled tails. Red kangaroos, the largest species, can reach up to 90 kg (nearly 200 lbs) while wallabies are closer to 20 kg.

There are some species which are larger than wallabies but smaller than kangaroos. Can you guess what they’re called? Wallaroos.

I’ve not met one of them yet so I can’t comment on their disposition, or attitude towards English humans.


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Which animal do you find the sweetest?

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30 Comments
Kathryn Cavanagh
I do suggest a bit more research be done with regard to these animals, particularly the Kangaroo, it CAN be quite dangerous, has been known to attack , not only dogs [ which probably is in defence ] but people, small children and adults alike, have been attacked even in recent weeks. Do your research folks, they are NOT the cuddly creature written about here, even those in captivity. I am an Australian and do have first hand knowledge of the animals.
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Oct 24, 2018 5:55PM
Cheryl Cox
I am an Aussie and this information is very inaccurate.
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Oct 13, 2018 6:26PM
Suzanne Wilson
I agree with comments on here from other Aussies. Kangaroos can be extremely dangerous.
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Dec 23, 2018 8:36PM
Tom Magiera
It should be noted that the largest species, the Red kangaroo can be very aggressive to lethal. Not to be played with.
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Oct 10, 2018 4:51PM
Darlene Davidson
Kathryn Cavanagh, I am Canadian so I have not had kangaroos in my environment. We do have bears which are also iconic and "cute" animals that people underestimate, sometimes at their peril. Animals in the wild are not Disney creations that exist for their cuteness or for their entertainment value to humans. They have their habitat and their ways. Both should be respected, for their sake and ours.
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Dec 2, 2018 8:28PM
Michael Baker
I took my 2 year old daughter to an animal sanctuary and I was feeding a Kangaroo. All was fine, then it turned on me and started attacking. My daughter shouted "Don't You Hit My Dad" and punched it in the head. It backed off, I grabbed my daughter and bolted.
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Dec 26, 2018 7:09AM
Carolyn Frederick
Kangaroos can be very very mean! This causes the assumption that Wallaroos and wallabies can also be mean. I’m sure they’re nice animals. But I don’t believe sweet and cuddly are the right acronyms!
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Jan 22, 2019 11:16AM
bonniecardona
Gerald Goltz, well in suburban Ontario eg Markham there are a few aggressive coyotes that have been attacking and killing small dogs and cats just recently Bonnie
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Sep 3, 2021 7:26PM
alexcooper
Hi all, I'm the author of the original (and the person in the pics). This answer wasn't meant to be taken seriously; it's a joke that was taken out of context. No one asked my permission for my Quora answer to be used here, and I don't really believe this about kangaroos & walllabies.
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Jun 29, 2020 11:03AM
alexcooper
I wrote this answer for Quora.com. It's a joke that's been taken out of context. I wasn't asked for permission by the person who posted it here. I know quite a bit about animals but the answer was just based on the pictures (of me) and not meant to be taken seriously.
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Jun 29, 2020 11:01AM
jack patti go
I love, both animals! So verycute,!
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Apr 7, 2019 4:08PM
Don Storjord
A pun wallabys were also a mens casual shoe many years back
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Feb 24, 2019 5:54PM
scottlarock
I'm not going...
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Feb 13, 2019 7:06PM
Gerald Goltz
They are wild animals and do not think like humans so care and caution needs to be used. As a Canadian we see people attacked by deer, bears, and cougars. Wolves and coyotes almost never bother people.
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Feb 4, 2019 8:37PM
Terry Lee Hammel
Did not know that.
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Jan 10, 2019 6:51PM
Charlie Tindall
The Kangaroos can at least win a test match 🙂
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Dec 31, 2018 9:25PM
Rob Bowman
Along with the Emu the Kangaroo appears on our coat of arms and our dinner plates Both have unique and flavoursome meat. But don’t worry Australians could all convert to a diet of kangaroo as the only meat source and there would still be plenty left
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Dec 31, 2018 7:35PM
Dan Drinkall
Clarence Quismundo, The article was likely written by the man hugging a Wallaby in the photo. He obviously works in an animal rehab facility, and I imagine he speaks to them during attendance. I'm sure that his harmless comment about not knowing how they might react to another outside influence other that [ white supremist ?? ] English speaking humans; is just that : a simple statement that , by extention, means he can't say how they might react to the sounds of a human speaking Swahili or Spanish, and that goes for how they might react to cats or dogs as well.
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Dec 17, 2018 11:30PM
Linalinda Eichin
I keep my distance
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Dec 17, 2018 5:02PM

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