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|Urist likes giant kangaroos for their pouches.|
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- A huge monster in the shape of a kangaroo.
Giant kangaroos are oversized cousins of the common kangaroo, found in savage temperate and desert biomes. They are 9 times heavier than their normal cousins and about 14 times heavier than a dwarf, but despite their great size, they are benign and will run away from dwarves who attack them. In the event they fight back, they may deal great damage to civilians, though they'll probably not last long against even an unarmored hunter. Unlike normal kangaroos, males and females are both simply named giant kangaroos, though their babies are referred to as giant kangaroo joeys.
Giant kangaroos can be captured in cage traps and trained into pets, possessing the standard value of giant creatures. Their large size means they give a good amount of returns when butchered, and like normal kangaroos, they also serve as a source of milk and later cheese. Note, however, that giant kangaroo milk and normal-sized kangaroo milk are completely identical in every aspect. They are exotic mounts, and so may be used by elves during sieges.
Some dwarves like giant kangaroos for their pouches and their great leaps.
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The methods of riding a giant kangaroo are a matter of discussion among dwarves. Do the elves come hiding inside their pouches, or do the kangaroos give them piggy-back rides? Or, Armok forbid, both? More research is required before conclusions are made.
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