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I thought I'd tell you something about kangaroos and drought. This mother and joey were feeding beside the road where there was more grass than across the fence.
Kangaroos have a unique way of coping in droughts. If a female is pregnant the embryo is held inside until the drought breaks (even a year or more) and the embryo is then hatched as soon as conditions improve.
Kangaroos have to share pastures with sheep. Sheep eat grass down to the roots and so can destroy the plant or lead to slow recovery whereas kangaroos don't eat the grass to the ground so the grasses recover much more quickly when rain eventually comes.
That's my lesson for the day.

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