Wednesday, October 16, 2013
KANGAROO COLORING PAGE
Kangaroos are giant leapers. Did you know that an adult grey kangaroo can jump 30 feet (9 meters) in a single bound and leap over a fence 9 feet (2.7 meters) high? Its long, heavy tail keeps it from tipping forward as it hops. To jump, a kangaroo springs forward on its hind feet. Inside each leg is a tendon, which acts like a large rubber band. When the kangaroo lands, each leg bends, and the tendon stretches. On the next forward leap, the tendon contracts as it snaps back to its resting position. This pushes the kangaroo forward.
Click here for a downloadable coloring page of a kangaroo. A cockatoo is watching from a branch. You can find out about kangaroos in my book A KANGAROO'S WORLD (Picture Window Books, 2008) and in KANGAROO (StarWalk Kids, 2013) downloadable to your Kindle.