March 21, 2008, Newsletter Issue #247: Potoroos

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Many potoroos are land animals and have tails that are adapted for seizing, grasping or taking hold of something. Potoroos are "rat" kangaroos. They have gray and black stripes on their faces. Their ears are short. Potoroos are like jumping mice.
The potoroo is one of Australia´s rarest animals. It wasn´t discovered until 1980. It is 70-75 cm. long and finds food at night. It eats roots, fungus, and insect larvae.

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