Australian Wildlife Protection Council http://www.awpc.org.au
Wildlife Protection Assn of Australia Inc. http://www.wildlifeprotectaust.org.au
Animals Australia http://www.animalsaustralia.org
Animal People http://www.animalpeoplenews.org
Fourth Crossing Wildlife http://www.fourthcrossingwildlife.com
The Kangaroo Trail http://www.rootourism.com An excellent site about kangaroo species and where they live in Australia
Fauna Rescue of South Australia Inc http://www.faunarescue.org.au
Lynda Staker http://www.lyndastaker.com
Please see about Lynda's new macropod husbandry manual on her website and a reference to it below in the "Books" section
Books and Videos
Here are some suggested references, books and videos. Some are educational, some fiction. There are several delightful stories written about kangaroos, too many to mention here. Some here have been suggested by others, so I may not have all the details but if you are interested and cannot source them, please ask me and I will do my best. If you have any other suggestions please let me know so I can add them here.
One Canadian friend says, " Of course, there is no substitute for the real thing ;-), but until some of us "internationals" can come to the land of Oz to see kangaroos in their own habitat, videos and books can be a welcome resource."
Staker, L. "The Complete Guide to The Care of Macropods" please see more about this on Lynda's website link mentioned above or some of the content can be viewed at Google Booksearch on the url http://books.google.com
Dawson, T. "Kangaroos, Biology of the largest marsupials" UNSW Press 1995, 162 pages, covers evolution, types, social organisation, population structure and dynamics, reproductive biology and behaviour, life history, feeding, physiology and humans.
Triggs, B. "Tracks, Scats and Other Traces. A Field Guide to Australian Mammals" Oxford University Press 2001. 340 pages looking at the tracks, scats, and other clues left by different species as they visit areas. Also good photos and descriptions of different bones, skulls and jaws of the different species.
Strachan, R. "The Australian Museum, Complete Book of Australian Mammals" Angus and Robertson 1984. 530 pages, covers all Australian mammals, photo and short description of each.
Burt, D & McLeod N. "Kangaroos" Houghton Mifflin Australia 1989. 38 pages, photos of different species (including birth of Grey) and short descriptions. Unfortunately out of print, I have been told.
Australian Wildlife Protection Council, 'The Kangaroo BETRAYED!' 1999. 79 pages, a collection of articles by different authors, about the plight of kangaroos, facts behind the kangaroo slaughter and Industry, other solutions and ideas about the protection of our kangaroos.
Rowe, S. "Caring for Kangaroos…orphaned and otherwise", 2001. 17 pages, a manual on looking after orphaned joeys and beyond. (That one I can get quite easily!)
Carter, M. "A Wild Life, bringing up a bush menagerie", Bantam Press, 340 pages. Author stresses that wildlife are not to be domesticated pets. Enlightening book of memoirs and that trading in the poodle for some kangaroos and wombats, is not the romantic life in the country as many would like to believe.
Williams, A&R. "Caring for Kangaroos and Wallabies", mainly about smaller kangaroos and wallabies, but also eastern and western greys and big reds. One outlet suggested is the Canadian bookstore chain: http://chapters.indigo.ca (and if it is available there, it would almost certainly be at amazon.com, borders.com, barnes and noble, etc. etc., says my contact!)
Wilson, M & Croft, D (2005) "Kangaroos Myths and Realities" Hill of Content Australia
-'Kangaroos in Outback Australia' by Dale and Yvette McCullough About Reds, Eastern and Western greys living together in Yathong National Park in Australia. Data is given on behaviour, eating habits, interspecies relations, 'roo communication, etc. (Contact ordered copy from chapters.indigo online, as above.)
'The Lincoln Kangaroos' by Geoffrey Morey. Children's book (out of print) about two red kangaroos that wind up living in Lincoln, England in the gardens of a rich doctor. (Contact says "As it is out of print, I had to buy my copy on eBay.com, but you see it available there fairly often. One might also have luck at http://www.abebooks.com .)
-'Matilda' by Paul Gallico. Novel, out-of-print about a boxing kangaroo who almost becomes the middleweight boxing champion of the world. It was also made into a movie in the late 1970s. (Contact: "bought my copy at http://www.abebooks.com (internet used book search service).
"Marsupial Sue" by John Lithgow. (Contact bought it at Sam's Club ( a warehouse store, in USA).
VIDEOS or DVDs
“Faces in the Mob" (Australian Broadcasting Commission) ABC. Shows the individual differences in personalities of kangaroos and looks at relationships between mothers and her joey.
"Red Kangaroos - A desert divided" from series The World Around Us, ( United Media/Discovery Channel) narrated by Andrew Sachs. Story of a Red female (Blue Flier) and her joey in the harsh environment of the Arid zone, out from Broken Hill, NSW, where she faces all weathers, and several other species.
ABC April 2, 1985 '4 Corners' ABC journalist David de Vos "Making A Killing" (kangaroos)
BBC Natural History Unit "Big Red Roos" (2000) (Apparently, "Nature" Video and can be ordered at site: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/redroos/index.html The program examines the harsh life of red 'roos in the outback and how they've adapted to their environment. (Not sure if they ship in PAL format. The website also has an interactive kangaroo boxing game which is kind of fun, as well as a resource kit for teachers).
"Valley of the Kangaroos" - National Geographic (According to contact "This is basically National Geographic’s version of 'Faces in the Mob' with a non-Australian narrator and a few moments of slightly different footage. He bought his copy off of eBay, but maybe available from National Geographic or any store that stocks National Geographic videos?)
"Kangaroos" produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). (It is about 25 minutes long and has been featured on "Discovery" and "Animal Planet" programs. It basically looks at kangaroos and their plight in Australia, as well as the efforts of 2 women near Sydney to protect kangaroos and raise young orphaned joeys for release into the wild. The director of the program is Chris Aikenhead, and the producer is Christian Bruyere. The NFB website is http://www.nfb.com
To order the video in the US, people can call toll-free 1-800-542-2164, and in Canada 1-800-267-7710. The video order number is C9198143, and as of end 2001, they still had it in stock. I think the price is about CDN$19.95+shipping).
"Kangaroo Comeback" - United Media/National Geographic
"Eye of the Storm; La Nina and El Nino programs" - ABC Natural History Unit