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What’s the Difference Between a Wallaby and a Kangaroo?
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What’s the Difference Between a Wallaby and a Kangaroo?

As marsupials, wallabies (pictured here) and kangaroos seem to have a lot in common: a pouch, a long tail, and the hopping thing. They’re both native to Australia and New Guinea, as well.

But there are some key differences, including body size, teeth, and jaw shape. Find out more!

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