Table 1.

Proportion of muscle mass in the body of red kangaroos Macropus rufus

Mass (kg)
Body mass28.48±0.48
Total skeletal muscle13.33±0.27
Forestomach4.37±0.38
Forestomach contents3.85±0.37
Intestines, including caecum1.94±0.09
Intestine contents1.31±0.06
Empty body mass23.32±0.24
Total skeletal muscle / body mass (%)46.8±1.7
Total skeletal muscle / empty body mass (%)57.2±1.6
  • Values are means ± s.e.m., N=4.