The Red Kangaroo, Macropus rufus, is the world's largest marsupial.

Red kangaroo numbers have increased in numbers due to sheep ranchers. Sheep ranchers will convert woodlands to grassland, and will fence out or hunt dingos. Even though it may be persecuted by these same ranchers as a competitor of their livestock, the red kangaroo has benefited overall, and its population stands in the millions.

Zoo Tycoon

In Zoo Tycoon, the red kangaroo lives in the savannah biome. There is no difference between the male and female kangaroos which is inaccurate because only males are red. Females are blue or grey in color. This was fixed in the second game.

Zoo Tycoon 2


Red kangaroos live in the scrub biome. The like to graze on bushes. They like a lot of space in their exhibits.


Red kangaroos are herbivores that eat hay and grass.


Red kangaroos like to use the salt lick.


The shade structure is the shelter of choice for the red kangaroo.


Kangaroos live in large family groups. They are one of the fastest breeding animals in Zoo Tycoon 2.

Zoo Tycoon (Xbox)


Zoo Tycoon animals