The Kangaroo, pp.72-73.

[Three Hundred Animals Contents]

A QUADRUPED of the oppossum kind, but bearing also a great affinity of shape and manners with the Jerboa, though considerably larger, for the body is upwards of three feet in length; the fore-feet are armed with five claws, and the hind ones with three, the middle one resembling a strong hoof, and considerably larger than the others. The Kangaroo does neither run nor walk, but bounces with great swiftness on his hinder legs. He feeds entirely on vegetables, and brings up his young in the same manner as does the opossum. Several are kept in Richmond park, at the king’s expence. 

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