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The kangaroo is a vehicle[1] used by the Yoshis in Yoshi's Island DS. Yoshis can ride the kangaroo in a manner similar to Muddy Buddy in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island; however, the kangaroo differs greatly from Muddy Buddy in that she gives them the ability to bounce up and down at an extreme height. Yoshi can also ride the kangaroo for an unlimited amount of time (or until the end of the area she is in), unlike Lakitu's Cloud. Kangaroos are never found in the normal mass of levels; however, they are always found in coin-filled areas sectioned away by Warp Pipes. Whenever Yoshi rides the kangaroo, the baby riding his back seems to simply disappear, yet reappears when Yoshi stops riding the kangaroo. One can be found in Mario's Fleet Feet and Windblown Wilderness.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カンガルーさん
Mrs. Kangaroo
French Kangourou Kangaroo
German Känguru Kangaroo
Italian Canguro Kangaroo
Korean 캥캥거루
From 캥거루 (kaeng'georu, kangaroo)
Spanish Canguro Kangaroo


  1. ^ Yoshi's Island DS instruction booklet, page 21.