Testing Their Strength: Young male kangaroos sparring
Something told me to get up early today, and I’m glad I did. Our kangaroo family were back, with two young male kangaroos tagging along behind. My guess is the female kangaroo was in season, as there seemed to be a lot of jostling. The two young males put on a good show right outside the study window, sparring several times. However, neither of them took on the dominant male. In fact he seemed to be oblivious to all of the ruckus, instead focusing on the female and the joey.
The photos that follow just show a small part of the action, but enough to convey the larger picture.
4 thoughts on “Testing Their Strength: Young male kangaroos sparring”
Great photos, I love those two playing.
Yes, so did I! The taller of the two is going to be a very large kangaroo when it fully matures. When I stretched up, it was so long and skinny, but with beautiful lines. I think a bit of muscle development still has to happen. I’m sure he will be the dominant male at some stage in the future. The other male was shorter and a little rounder. Thanks for your comments! Lisa
This is wonderful! I am so glad I discovered your blog through your like of one of my images! What a wonderful experience you appear to be having!
Yes, it is a wonderful experience here. When we were looking for a new lifestyle, we were not sure whether to go for paddocks and livestock or bush and wildlife. I am SO glad we chose the latter!