Features such as the powerful hind legs for hopping and a strong tail that balances its body, as well as the pouch that carries the baby roo have been very familiar to me even as a child in Japan.
There is even a courier company that uses the image of roo as their logo in my hometown too, which I kind of feel strange now that I've lived in Australia for so long.
I made this drawing when I visited the Melbourne Museum mammal room with Damon Kowarsky last year.
Damon also made a print of a similar looking animal from Melbourne Museum collection.
They do have lots of roo / wallaby specimen there!
|Damon's print 'Thylogale'|