So, according to one scientist, Australian farmers should raise kangaroos instead of sheep because they are much healthier for the environment. Sheep contribute to topsoil erosion, but kangaroos live more lightly on the land.
Unfortunately, we humans don't have the hankering for 'roo meat yet, despite the delicious recipes out there.
The website www.kangaroo-industry.asn.au lists a range of delicacies for a marsupial menu, including herb and caraway crusted kangaroo escalopes on olive polenta, wallaby bolognese and seared kangaroo with Guinness glaze.
What next? Koala bear burgers?