Type of animal science: Classification Fields of study: Anatomy, conservation biology, ethology, physiology, reproduction science, wildlife
ecology Kangaroos, comprising six species, are the largest marsupials. They evolved as the major grazing animals in Australia.
Alone among large vertebrates, they hop as their preferred form of locomotion.
Type of animal science: Classification Fields of study: Anatomy, physiology, zoology Koalas are solitary animals existing on a low-energy diet of eucalyptus leaves. Since koalas are marsupials, the females
have a pouch where their young develop. They are the sole member of the family Phascolarctidae.