Vocal Powers of Kangaroos

Article metrics


IN the notes on Sir Peter Chalmers Mitchell's address to the British Association on “Zoos and National Parks”,1 the statement is made that the “kangaroo is never known to utter any kind of sound normally”, etc. This is misleading, as, under entirely ‘normal’ conditions, kangaroos of several species, both ‘in the wild’ and in captivity, frequently make two distinct sounds and occasionally a third:

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. 1

    NATURE, 128, 578, Oct. 3, 1931.

Download references

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

FINLAYSON, H. Vocal Powers of Kangaroos. Nature 129, 131 (1932) doi:10.1038/129131a0

Download citation


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.