It’s Not a Myth: Kangaroos Fight Like Boxers

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A lot people say it: kangaroos fight! But is it true? Kangaroos are well known for their boxing moves. Boxing posture. Uppercuts and swings! Well, because people compare them to boxers. What you should know is that kangaroo males can grow fast and reach heights up to 1.8m (6 feet) and weigh up to 84 kg (187lbs). They can literally throw a punch at you! I mean look at the posture. You can tell they’re fighters!

No they’re not. I’m just kidding. It’s a rarity for wild kangaroo’s to attack anything other than other kangaroos. They’re normally pretty gentle herbivores who will just go about their business if left in peace. Just like any animal, of course they can be very unpredictable. I suggest you approach them with caution even when in wildlife parks etc. They have one weakness tho: they can’t walk backwards.

As crazy as it sounds: female kangaroos can determine the sex of their babies before they’re born. They can even delay gestation when environmental factors are likely to diminish the chance of young surviving. I swear, I didn’t make this up. Ask Wikipedia or a zoo (last one would be better)!

Kangaroos fight for real

We all just talk about it as if we’ve actually seen one ever fight like a real boxer. Oh, ok. Maybe you did see a kangaroo kick an annoying human being before. But have you ever seen two kangaroo’s throw punches at each other? Things can get downright ugly when kangaroos fight and box over mating rights. Usually it’s just over mating rights. Not bragging rights unlike humas. In this case, it’s rather unclear why they’re fighting in the Vine video below, posted by Brisk God. But if you ask me, one of them probably ate his buddy’s sandwiches.

Here’s a good tip: next time you’re going to a zoo, I suggest you start acting up next to a kangaroo, because these kick boxers will knock you out! I’m curious to know if you could last longer in the boxing ring with a kangaroo than Woody Allen.

What do you think?


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