Vocal Powers of Kangaroos

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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:

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

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

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