The national animal emblem of Australia is the red kangaroo (Macropus rufus). The red kangaroo is the largest kangaroo species and is native to Australia. It is known for its distinctive red-brown fur, powerful hind legs, and ability to hop great distances. The red kangaroo represents Australia’s unique wildlife and is an iconic symbol of the country. It is featured on the Australian coat of arms, various official emblems, and is recognized as a symbol of Australian identity and heritage.