Wallaroo

While not a true hybrid, the wallaroo does sport an adorable blended name. These animals earned their name because they are a mid-size between kangaroos and wallabies. Male wallaroos range from 50-100 pounds, and females are usually 40-50 pounds.

Of all the members of the kangaroo family, wallaroos are best adapted to their hot, dry environment. Their feet have furry pads, which are used for rock climbing and protecting their feet.

During the hottest part of the day wallaroos hide in hollows under boulders but, when it is necessary to get water they will burrow for it, sometimes up to one meter deep. They have a tapered tail which they use as a third leg whilst sitting and also as a rudder when jumping.

Photo via steveparish.com.au

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