Saturday, April 18, 2009

Meet Sparky

  • Sparky, a nine-month-old red kangaroo, recently debuted in Critter Castaways at Busch Gardens.
  • Sparky’s diet consists of grass, grain and vegetation.
  • His favorite treat is romaine lettuce.
  • Sparky weights about 9 ½ lbs and will be bottle-fed until his first birthday.
  • The red kangaroo is the world’s largest marsupial.
  • Adult males can reach up to 6 feet and weigh 200 lbs.
  • The species is only found in Australia.
  • Critter Castaways shows run daily at the Bird Gardens Theater in Busch Gardens. Check park maps for show times.

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