A common myth about the kangaroo's English name is that "kangaroo" was a Guugu Yimithirr phrase for "I don't understand you."According to this legend, Lieutenant Cook and naturalist Sir Joseph Banks were exploring the area when they happened upon the animal. They asked a nearby local what the creatures were called. The local responded "Kangaroo", meaning "I don't understand you", which Cook took to be the name of the creature.

A common myth about the kangaroo's English name is that "kangaroo" was a Guugu Yimithirr phrase for "I don't understand you."According to this legend, Lieutenant Cook and naturalist Sir Joseph Banks were exploring the area when they happened upon the animal. They asked a nearby local what the creatures were called. The local responded "Kangaroo", meaning "I don't understand you", which Cook took to be the name of the creature.

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A compilation of 100 Vintage Travel Posters that will make you want to travel around the world. Includes where to buy these vintage travel posters and more.

A compilation of 100 Vintage Travel Posters that will make you want to travel around the world. Includes where to buy these vintage travel posters and more.

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A wallaby mum and joey. Joeys will stay in the pouch until they have all their fur and are able to jump by themselves. Some bigger joeys still like the comfort of mum's pouch.

A wallaby mum and joey. Joeys will stay in the pouch until they have all their fur and are able to jump by themselves. Some bigger joeys still like the comfort of mum's pouch.

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Kangaroo with a Joey (baby) in her pouch | Six Unique Animals of Australia | destination go

Kangaroo with a Joey (baby) in her pouch | Six Unique Animals of Australia | destination go

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Australia (Kangaroo), by Eileen Mayo, 1957. I do love the Kangaroo's musculature and the far away look in its eye.

Australia (Kangaroo), by Eileen Mayo, 1957. I do love the Kangaroo's musculature and the far away look in its eye.

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Kangaroos on the beach, Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park, http://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/nyabing Australia

Kangaroos on the beach, Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park, http://www.bloggerme.com.au/states/nyabing Australia

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