KANGAROO) Organisms that are considered to be iconic to a particular region (For this assignment: Kangaroo to Australia)

This is a bachelor level assignment and the instructions must be followed EXACTLY. This assignment has 2 portions:
1) Annotated Bibliography
2) Essay

1) Annotated Bibliography (This part is DUE STRICTLY OCTOBER 8, 2012): List of 10 sources that will be used to write the essay. At least half of the sources are to be from scientific PEER REVIEWED literature such as journals, books, articles. The other half could be from other sources (e.g.. national geographic, new scientist, globe and mail, and NOT FROM WIKIPEDIA) For each reference write up to 5 sentences briefly describing the content of this reference and why it is a good source to be used for the essay.
This part is DUE STRICTLY OCTOBER 8, 2012. NO EXCEPTIONS on due dates.

2) The Essay (This part is due october 24th, 2012): minimum of 4 pages (the assignment is ordered as 5 pages due to the annotated bibliography) the topic for this assignment is KANGAROO from Australia and why is Kangaroo considered to be Iconicto Australia. Be sure to justify why kangaroo should be considered iconic. Give full scientific name and taxonomy details and make sure to include the author of the species (who named it and who discovered it). Then the rest of the essay should focus on why kangaroo is iconic to Australia, what parts they are found, what impacts they have on the country and economy and how important are they to the culture and biogeography of Australia.
This part is due october 24th, 2012

NOTE TO WRITER 94040 (if you get this assignment as well): THIS IS A SEPARATE ASSIGNMENT AND CAN NOT HAVE THE SAME RESOURCES OR SOURCES NOR ANY SIMILARITIES. THE TOPIC OF THIS PAPER IS KANGAROO while the other one is koala bear.