Grey kangaroo resting on a beach

Eastern grey kangaroo

Eastern grey kangaroos can leap up to 9m in a single bound, but this great ability often gets them into trouble with Australian sheep farmers. Many are shot by farmers as they leap over fences and feed on grazing land, but luckily the kangaroo population is large enough to withstand this depletion in numbers.

Scientific name: Macropus giganteus

Rank: Species

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Map showing the distribution of the Eastern grey kangaroo taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Eastern grey kangaroo can be found in a number of locations including: Australia. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Eastern grey kangaroo distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Least Concern

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Population trend: Stable

Year assessed: 2008

Classified by: IUCN 3.1