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Hall of Mammals

Photographs of the new Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals

Red Kangaroos

Red Kangaroos (Macropus rufus)

Red kangaroos are creatures of the open grasslands of Australia. One of the largest pouched mammals - or marsupial - they can hop for miles at 25 kph (15.5 mph). But in an emergency, it bounds away at twice that speed.

©Smithsonian Institution, 2003

Hunter in decoy mask

Orientation wall

Morgie Leopard with Impala

South American Anteaters

Red Kangaroos

Mother and baby deer

Polar Bear

Overview of exhibit