The Kangaroo is an Australian Icon.
The Kangaroo is also a National Pest in many areas of Australia.
The Kangaroo is also a source of meat for human consumption.
It is reported that Australia has about 50 million Kangaroos in 2019, an increase from the 44 million kangaroos in 2015.
Some actual Kangaroo Population numbers from the Australian Government:
- The 2016 Kangaroo population, in commercial harvest areas, was 47.2 million, of which 1,565,000 were harvested in 2017.
- The 2017 Kangaroo population, in commercial harvest areas, was 46.1 million. No figures are available for those harvested in 2018.
- In 2018 the Kangaroo population, in commercial harvest areas, was 42 million.
Population estimates for kangaroos within the commercial harvest areas, do not include estimates for areas not surveyed. (Those outside harvest areas)
A Newspaper report in 2017, stated that in 2016, there were almost 45 million kangaroos in Australia, compared to about 27 million in 2010.