Kangaroo Island Kangaroo / Western Grey, Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
Kangaroo Island Kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus) roam freely near the Visitor Centre and campground in Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Upon landing in 1802, famous explorer Captain Matthew Flinders shot the first Kangaroo Island Kangaroo. Not until the 1990s did taxonomists clarify that it was a subspecies of the Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus, a large brown marsupial mammal species in the Macropod family, Macropodidae), which lives across the southern part of Australia, from just south of Shark Bay to coastal South Australia, western Victoria, and the entire Murray-Darling Basin in New South Wales and Queensland. It breeds year round with a peak during summer months. Be cautious of kangaroos when driving roads at night.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download