This is a kangaroo boxing fight! A martial arts match

Things can get downright deadly when male kangaroos fight over mating rights. With their gigantic feet, these "boomers" deliver kicks that can crush bone... and even kill their opponents. Images from the show "World's Deadliest".

Kangaroos: Get to know the world's largest hopping animals

Known as the world's largest marsupial, kangaroos are one of Australia's most iconic species. They are also one of the biggest mammals to hop as their primary way of travelling. Find out how these animals use their tails to get around, take care of their joeys, socialise as a group, and more.

Watch Newborn Endangered Tree Kangaroo Poke its Head From Mother's Pouch

This newborn tree kangaroo is a sign of hope for the species. It was born in early 2018 at the Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria, Australia. It has just poked its head out from its mother’s pouch for the first time. The joey is a Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo, one of more than a dozen species of tree kangaroo. The species is considered endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Unlike their ground-hopping counterparts, Goodfellow's tree kangaroos are not nimble on the ground. However, they are agile in the treetops. This Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo birth is the first one at the Healesville Sanctuary. The sanctuary is operated by the conservation organisation, Zoos Victoria. Zoos Victoria is a non-profit organisation committed to fighting wildlife extinction.

Watch a Rescued Baby Kangaroo Chill in a Handmade Pouch

Here's how a caregiver to orphan kangaroos has been able to replicate the security of mom’s pouch with the clever use of a pillowcasee, enabling orphaned babes to feel more like at home. 

Meet Brian the 'Mini Kangaroo,' One of Many Unknown Marsupials

Meet Brian, an eastern bettong from Australia, which is essentially a mini-kangaroo and is not very well known. Brian is shining a spotlight on these pocket-size marsupials.

Fierce Kangaroos

Kangaroos can be fiercely competitive, especially during mating season.

Surprising Snow-White Animals of Your Winter Dreams

Spotting a rare, snowy white animal that would typically be colourful is a surprising treat, and stunningly beautiful. White feathers or fur can be caused by genetic conditions including albinism and leucism. Albinism is a genetic mutation in which the body cannot produce melanin pigments. Leucism is another genetic peculiarity that causes white coloration, but the animal may have some pigments, such as giving them blue eyes or colour patterning. Sometimes the white colour can make animals more vulnerable to predators since they stand out. However, the coloration can also help them blend in. Albino and leucistic animals can also be dangerously susceptible to sunburn. Owners of pets with albinism and leucism can make accommodations to protect their companions.

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