Friday, April 12, 2024

Kangaroos Play-Fight at Nashville Zoo

At the Nashville Zoo in Tennessee, visitors got to see something special: two red kangaroos having a friendly boxing match. A zookeeper named Bryce caught it on video. The zoo explained that this boxing behavior is common among kangaroos. It helps them get stronger, it’s a way to play, and it can settle disagreements.

As one of Australia’s most iconic animals, kangaroos possess remarkable physical abilities. They are known for their jumping capabilities. They can hop really fast, up to 40 miles per hour! And they can jump really far, up to 30 feet long and 10 feet high.

Nashville Zoo Via WNCT-TV

In the video, you can see the kangaroos punching and jumping around. Even though it looks like they’re fighting hard, it’s just a fun game for them. 

For people watching, it was a cool sight. They got to see kangaroos doing what they do in the wild, right there in the zoo. It was a reminder of the incredible diversity and beauty of the natural world right in the heart of Tennessee.