Matschie's Tree Kangaroo.

Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo

The Matschie’s tree kangaroo is a kangaroo from Papua New Guinea. It is also called the Huon tree kangaroo.

Matschie's Tree Kangaroo.

Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei), Toronto Zoo.

The Matschie’s tree kangaroo, like its name suggest, is arboreal and does not hop around on the ground the way its ground dwelling cousins do.

The Matschie’s tree kangaroo, is endangered in the wild. There are Matschie’s tree kangaroos living in various zoos around the world and they do breed even in captivity which is encouraged in order to preserve the species.

Further Readings:

Matschie’s tree-kangaroo on Wikipedia.
Huon tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) on ARKIVE.
Matschie’s tree kangaroo on the Toronto Zoo website.
Last updated: July 3, 2014

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