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What characteristics made Kangaroo a symbol of Australia?

What characteristics made Kangaroo a symbol of Australia?

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Asked by G. Horace, Last updated: Oct 06, 2020

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Ken Wilson

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Ken Wilson, Marketing Analyst, MBA, Miami

Answered Dec 04, 2018

The kangaroo is on Australia’s coat of arms for a number of reasons. However, the biggest reason is the fact that the kangaroo hops forward, never backward. This is a great representation of Australia moving forward and not regressing to previous parts of history.

Also, Australia is heavily populated with kangaroos and is one of the few places in the world that are. Because of this, when most people envision Australia, they also envision kangaroos. The kangaroo is also featured on coined money, is the mascot to the Northern Territory Police, and the symbol of Australia’s airline.

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Chris Kenway

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Answered Aug 01, 2018

One of the special characteristics of a Kangaroo is to hop forward and never backward , this is the reason why Kangaroo and Emu are on the Australian Coat of Arms since 1908 till date. This is use to symbolize that the nation is moving forward. Australia is one of the few nations in the world where Kangaroos are many, this is another reason why Kangaroos are always attached with Australia.

The Kangaroo is known to be the animal emblem of Australia. Kangaroo is also the symbol on the Australian coin, it is the official logo on Australia's National airline - Qantas which was formerly known as Flying Kangaroo. The Kangaroo is also the official emblem or logo for Northern Territory Police of Australia, Tourism Australia, Royal Australian Navy, companies and sports in Australia.

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