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wallaby vs. kangaroo
wallaby vs. kangaroo: What’s the difference?
A kangaroo is a type of marsupial known as a powerful leaper with large hind legs and a long, thick tail. There are many different species of kangaroos that vary in size. A wallaby is a small to medium-sized kangaroo. The smallest wallabies are the size of rabbits. The word kangaroo is usually used for larger members of the family.
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- any of various small and medium-sized kangaroos of the genera Macropus, Thylogale, Petrogale, etc., some of which are no larger than rabbits: several species are endangered.
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- any herbivorous marsupial of the family Macropodidae, of Australia and adjacent islands, having a small head, short forelimbs, powerful hind legs used for leaping, and a long, thick tail: several species are threatened or endangered.