Facts on the AnimalEdit
The kangaroo // is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning 'large foot'). In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, especially those of the genus Macropus: the red kangaroo, antilopine kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo and western grey kangaroo. Kangaroos are endemic to Australia, and one genus, the tree-kangaroo, is also found in Papua New Guinea. Kangaroos have large, powerful hind legs, large feet adapted for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head. Like most marsupials, female kangaroos have a pouch called a marsupium in which joeys complete postnatal development. The Australian government estimates that 34.3 million kangaroos lived in Australia in 2011, up from 25.1 million one year earlier.The kangaroo is an unofficial symbol of Australia and appears as an emblem on the Australian coat of arms.
Cassie got this morph in The Unexpected. She got the morph because she and Yami saw a mob of kangaroos. Yami's dog Tjala runs straight into the mob. Cassie also ran into the mob to save Tjala. Then, a giant mother kangaroo began to drown Yami's pet. To save Tjala, Cassie acquires the kangaroo. This sedates it, so the kangaroo lets go of Tjala.
Cassie only ever used this morph once. It was in The Unexpected. Her original plan for the morph was to hop to Alice Springs across the summer desert. This never actually happened. However, during the climax of that book, she as a kangaroo led a bunch of other kangaroos to beat up Visser 3. She actually did it quite succesfully. After that, this morph was never used again. It is one of the most unimportant morphs ever. In The Ultimate, it is unclear if one of the Auxiliary Animorphs acquired this morph.
Books Used InEdit
- The Unexpected (Book Cassie Acquired in/First Use/Cover Morph/Last Use)
Used in 1 book.