Tree kangaroos are HERBIVORES feasting on flowers, grassses and leaves
They're adapted to life in the rainforest trees of Papua, New Guinea
They have a long tail for added balance when leaping in the air or on the ground
Their chambered stomachs help break down and absorb their tough diets
Tree kangaroos are marsupials, and listed as endangered by the IUCN. They face a very high risk of becoming extinct in the wild.
They mainly inhabit the tropical rainforests of Papua New Guinea, and are herbivore’s with a love for leaf! With long curved claws, rubbery soles, strong arms and a long tail for added balance, they are EXPERT leapers. They can also downwards jump from 9 meters without being hurt! Their stocky arms also help them to climb and grasp onto tree trunks, jumping from tree to tree effortlessly.
Sadly, tree kangaroo populations are under threat as a result of habitat loss and hunting.To find out more about how you can act for wildlife, click here.