Kangaroo is native to mainland Australia and parts of Papua New Guinea. Some of these species are unique to Australia. All Australian kangaroos, except those in zoos and wildlife parks, live in the wild. Different species of kangaroos live in a variety of natural environments in Australia, from cool rainforests and desert plains to the tropics.
Kangaroos are herbivores, eating a variety of plants, and some also eat fungi. Most of them are active at night, but some are active in the morning or evening. Different kinds of kangaroos live in different natural environments. For example, the potoloid kangaroo makes its own nest, while the tree kangaroo lives in trees. Large kangaroos like to use trees, caves and rock cracks as shelters.