Kangaroos facial features explained

Kangaroo with white facial markings. Picture: Gary Tate
Kangaroo with white facial markings. Picture: Gary Tate

KEEN photographer Gary Tate, of Greenwood, snapped this picture of a kangaroo with distinctive white facial markings near Edgewater in Yellagonga Regional Park.

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions regional wildlife officer Matt Swan said it was not uncommon to see western grey kangaroos with white markings on their face across the South-West of WA.

“The markings are likely to be a genetic trait,” he said.

“As the trait is expressed over a large range, the white spots are not likely to be the result of inbreeding.”

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