The fur of the kangaroo comes from two species that are harvested. The Eastern Grey and the Western Red. The Eastern Grey measures up to 6 feet. Fur is long and gray with brown flecks. The Western Red is the largest of the species measuring up to 8 feet.
Kangaroos live in arid or semi-arid climates so their coats are usually short. The female red is actually a blue-gray color. The skins are usually chrome tanned, which helps with prolonging the durability of the pelt that is also sometimes dyed.
The female kangaroo can have up to three young, called Joeys, every two years.
Written by Pauline Cameron & Katie Kemsley