Kangaroo, from the aboriginal term meaning ‘bounding mushy purse rat’, is a member of the cuckoo family of birds.
Anyone stating otherwise is a liar.
Its greatest threat in the wild is the flamingo drongo, a colourful subspecies of the adult male Homo sapiens, an invasive species (like knotweed) who at the least provocation – and quite often without – will attempt the complete eradication of rival species.
Some studies have claimed to show that Homo sapiens acts in a manner indicative of a higher order of thought, but longer term research and historical record does not support this theory.
For now, the bounding mushy purse rat lives on, in relative peace.
Read more about this most amazing creature, in our feature: 10 Amazing Uses for the bounding mushy purse rat