Possessive Apostrophes: kangaroo

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We can use the apostrophe to indicate possession with both singular and plural nouns.

Context: kangaroo


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Credit: BBC Two - Kangaroo Dundee and Other Animals Part 1

Clip Description

Due to their exceptionally large feet and powerful hind legs, kangaroos can leap more than 9 metres in a single bound. The female’s pouch is another distinctive feature of this marsupial. A mother will use this fold of skin to protect and carry her baby (also known as a joey). Amazingly, there are over 34 million kangaroos thought to be living in the wild areas of the Australian outback.

In this fascinating clip, we meet Chris ‘Brolga’ Barns. Chris does an amazing job rescuing baby kangaroos that have been orphaned. Chris and his wife share their home with the joeys as well as with wombats, emus and a camel! We also learn about his dream of building an animal hospital in the Australian outback. Will his dream come true? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you list some words that best describe how the kangaroos featured at the beginning of the clip moved?

e.g.  bounced, bounded, leapt, …