Eastern grey kangaroo

Eastern grey kangaroo

Nom latin : Macropus giganteus

A Prodigious Leap!

  • Only the female has a ventral pouch, called marsupium. After 36 days in its mother's uterus, the small embryo leaves it for the pouch and continue its development for about 10 months.
  • There exists a hierarchy among adult males and this hierarchy is established through combat. Kangaroos are well known for their "kick boxing" matches.  
  • With momentum, its leaps can reach 9 m, which equals the length of a bus! The registered record for an eastern grey is 13,5 m!
  • The eastern grey is now the most abundant macropodidae family on the Australian continent, its population consisting of around ten million individuals. There are up to 367 eastern grey kangaroos for every square km in some nature reserves!  
  • The commercial kangaroo hunt, for its skin and meat, started around 1802; their populations diminished before climbing back up and they are now even considered pests in some areas.
  • Distribution Australia
  • Habitat Plaine herbeuse
  • Diet Herbivore
  • Status Least concern
  • Zoo Zone Australian Road Trip

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Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff