These are our larger herbivorous animals, that can often be seen in their
natural environment in national parks and outback regions. Kangaroos include the
Red (or Big Red), Eastern Grey and Western Grey Kangaroos.
Australia is also
home to a unique genetic strain of the Western Grey, that has become a popular
tourist attraction - the white kangaroos at
Bordertown Wildlife Park in South Australia. These are not albino kangaroos,
as they have dark eyes, not the red/pink eyes.
An adult white male was brought to the park in 1980. The first white joey was
born in 1984, followed by a second two years later. The breeding program has
seen the population grow, with white kangaroos being sent to other wildlife
parks and zoos around the country, including
Mansfield Zoo in
Rock Wildlife Park in Western Australia and
Park in New South Wales, just to name a few.