Kangaroo Running Speed Statistics

The average running speed of a kangaroo is about 15-20 km/h (9-12 mph) with the ability to reach speeds of up to 70 km/h (43 mph) in short bursts.

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"Over short distances, kangaroos can maintain speeds of 60 km/h (37 mph)."

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Statistic 2

"Kangaroos can maintain a speed of 20 mph (30 km/h) for nearly two miles (3.2 km)."

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"Kangaroos traversing open landscapes at high speed usually jump 7-8m in a single bound."

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"In ideal conditions, kangaroos are capable of covering 9 meters in a single leap at full speed."

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"Kangaroos use hopping as a fast and energy-efficient means of travelling."

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"When travelling slowly, kangaroos plant their tail on the ground to aid in movement."

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"A kangaroo’s speed can reach between 15-25 mph when covering large distances."

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"Kangaroos are adept swimmers and are known to reach speeds of 10 km/h in water."

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Statistic 9

"A kangaroo can perform around 5 hops per second at top speed."

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Statistic 10

"The average running speed of a kangaroo is faster than the speed of an Olympic sprinter."

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Statistic 11

"A Kangaroo's top speed is only slightly less than that of a racehorse."

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