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Apart from being Australia's largest marsupial and national animal emblem, the red kangaroo has several other remarkable features. They are well adapted to Australia's arid and semi-arid regions, where they can survive for months without water. Red kangaroos are also known for their social behaviour. They live in groups called mobs, consisting of up to a dozen individuals. Within the mob, there is a hierarchical structure, with dominant males competing for access to females. In addition to their bouncing locomotion, red kangaroos are also excellent swimmers. They have been known to swim across rivers and lakes for food and water. The red kangaroo is a fascinating and iconic animal representing Australia's unique wildlife.