Kangaroo (Britains Zoo 902)

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Exhibit

Kangaroo (Britains Zoo 902)

Kangaroo, Britains Zoo No902 (BritCat 1940).jpg Macropus Giganteus or M. rufus (i)
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location:
Arch Three , Area 44
The Zoo (display)

A painted hollowcast lead Kangaroo, from the Britains Zoo range, probably pre-war, catalogue number 902.

Giulia ...
" This kangaroo is a not common one because it is red. It is standing on its powerful legs and also its muscular tail helps it to balance. Its ears are alert to every sound because in its natural environment it's really difficult to survive! This little model shows the strength of this wonderful Australian animal. "

1940 catalogue description

" These peculiar animals are found mostly in Australia and Tasmania. The powerful tail and hind limbs are used to propel them in a series of gigantic leaps, the front paws being but rarely put to the ground. They are purely vegetable feeders. "