Uluru Kangaroo Farm

Welcome to our Kangaroo Farm!

For foreign visitors, your trip to Australia wouldn’t be complete without seeing some Kangaroos. What better way to do it at the centre of the country, at Erldunda Roadhouse.

We recently welcomed four kangaroos into our Erldunda family. All of them have been rescued and were raised from small joeys, are now happy, healthy ‘roos. We keep them safe and secure in our environment. They are more active during dawn and dusk, so you are likely to find them hanging out near our sunset viewing platform.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

If you’ve never been around a kangaroo, here are some facts to familiarise you with them:

Most kangaroos are found in Australia, with each species having its own place to call home. For instance, grey kangaroos like the forests of Tasmania and Australia, while musky rat kangaroos like to stay in the rainforests of North-eastern Queensland.

Kangaroos in a single social group groom and protect each other from danger. If one senses danger, it will stomp its foot on the ground to warn the others. It will use its boxing and kicking skills to fight an opponent.

  • As the largest of the marsupial mammals, kangaroos are not only expert jumpers, they are also good swimmers.
  • Their hind legs can’t move independently of each other, unless they’re submerged in water.
  • The most commonly used collective name for kangaroos is “mob”. Their social groups are also called troop, herd or a court.
  • In Australia, there are more kangaroos than humans.
  • They are the only large animals that hop as a primary means of movement. Their feet and hind legs are much stronger and larger than their arms.
  • When feeding, they use a slower movement, using their tail as a sort of a third leg that pushes off the ground as they ‘walk.’
  • They can swivel their ears so they can hear very quiet sounds.
  • There are approximately 60 species of kangaroos.
  • When scared, joeys would sometimes dive into their mothers’ pouches head first.

If you’re ever around Erldunda, make sure to visit our humble kangaroo farm and say hello to our little hopping friends.