05 August 2011

Whoever was working on Australia got lazy

I was reading A Fragile Balance by Christopher Dickman and Rosemary Woodford Gany--okay, reading is a bit of a stretch... I was looking at the pictures in  A Fragile Balance and started to realize that Australia has a lot of animals that look like kangaroos. I have known for several years that Australia has kangaroos and wallaby, but never realized that they also have wallaroo, potoroo bettong, pademelon, dorcopsis and quokka all of which look like close friends of the kangaroo. It is almost as if who ever was in charge of animals in Australia got lazy just tweaked the kangaroo frame over and over again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallaby
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallaroo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potoroo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bettong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pademelon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorcopsis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quokka

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