How to Draw a Red Kangaroo

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Red Kangaroo in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Red Kangaroo.

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How to Draw a Red Kangaroo - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw a red kangaroo! Draw a deep U-shape for the face. From there, trace a line that leads to the upside-down U-shaped ears.

Step 2: Trace a small heart-shape at the tip of the face for the nose, and fill in two small circles for the eyes. Trace some extra lines in the ears to accent them!

Step 3: From the chin, draw a long curved line, and from the back of the head, draw another shorter curved line.

Step 4: To draw the first arm, trace two lines starting wide apart at the top. Make them skinnier toward the bottom. Then, end them curving upward in a pointy tip.

Step 5: Do the same for the other arm. Here's a hint: make the hand into a lumpy circle so that it looks like a closed fist!

Step 6: Now, draw the kangaroo's leg, making it long and flat. Here's a hint: it looks like a giant letter L, only backwards! Also, draw a curved line coming down the middle of the body for the belly!

Step 7: Draw the second leg much like you did the first.

Step 8: Last, draw a long curved tail, but be careful not to make the end too pointy. You have yourself a red kangaroo!

Interesting Facts about the Red Kangaroo

The Red Kangaroo is the largest kangaroo in the world! It is also the largest mammal in Australia. The Red Kangaroo use their hind legs to jump, and males can jump up to 30 feet in the air! That would equal the length of six full-grown adults standing on top of each other’s heads!

Did you know?

  • The Red Kangaroo likes to make its home in a variety of different areas, include grasslands and desert. It particularly likes any area that offers plenty of trees for shade.
  • Leafy greens are a Red Kangaroo’s favorite diet. The kangaroo isn’t picky; it will even eat vegetation that looks dry and brown.
  • Sometimes, Red Kangaroos can get together in large groups to eat. Groups of up to 1,500 kangaroos have been spotted in the past!
  • Red Kangaroos are nocturnal. They rest in the shade during the day and are more active at night.

When active, the Red Kangaroo’s life consists mainly of grazing on grasses all day. When areas become either less filled with grasses to eat or more rain-soaked, Red Kangaroos will travel long distances to find areas with more food and less rain. They are lucky animals in that the adults are so big too big to have predators. The biggest threat to a Red Kangaroo is a human hunter.