Endangered Species: Bridled Nail-tailed Wallaby of Australia was thought to be extinct until 1973 when a small population was found. Conservation efforts were put into place, but the species is still endangered. There are only about 500 in the world.
A fairly solitary animal, the KANGAROO is the largest of the marsupials native to Australia. There are three main species of kangaroo in existence today: the red kangaroo, the Eastern grey kangaroo, and the western grey kangaroo. The national animal and emblem of Australia, they are well-known for their ability to jump phenomenal distances and for the deep pouch in which to carry their young, called a joey.