DF2014:Giant kangaroo

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Giant kangaroo


Urist likes giant kangaroos for their pouches.


Kangaroo - Kangaroo man - Giant kangaroo

Alignment: Savage

· Exotic mount · Humanoid

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

· Grazer · Milkable · Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 85,770 cm3
Mid: 428,850 cm3
Max: 857,700 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 25-28
Fat 16
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 3-4
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 22
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
This article is about the current version of DF.
A huge monster in the shape of a kangaroo.

Giant kangaroos are oversized cousins of the common kangaroo, found in savage temperate and desert biomes. They are 9 times heavier than their normal cousins and about 14 times heavier than a dwarf, but despite their great size, they are benign and will run away from dwarves who attack them. In the event they fight back, they may deal great damage to civilians, though they'll probably not last long against even an unarmored hunter. Unlike normal kangaroos, males and females are both simply named giant kangaroos, though their babies are referred to as giant kangaroo joeys.

Giant kangaroos can be captured in cage traps and trained into pets, possessing the standard value of giant creatures. Their large size means they give a good amount of returns when butchered, and like normal kangaroos, they also serve as a source of milk and later cheese. Note, however, that giant kangaroo milk and normal-sized kangaroo milk are completely identical in every aspect. They are exotic mounts, and so may be used by elves during sieges.

Some dwarves like giant kangaroos for their pouches and their great leaps.

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The methods of riding a giant kangaroo are a matter of discussion among dwarves. Do the elves come hiding inside their pouches, or do the kangaroos give them piggy-back rides? Or, Armok forbid, both? More research is required before conclusions are made.