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5 cool facts about the tree kangaroo

They look like the cutest stuffed toys and live on trees. Yes, these kangaroos are very different from their terrestrial cousins. Here are 5 amazing tree kangaroo facts you need to know.


Some basic tree kangaroo facts:

  • it's a genus consisting of more than 10 species;
  • they are found in New Guinea, Indonesia, and Northern Eastern Australia;
  • they are the only true macropods living on trees;
  • in the wild, they feed on leaves, nuts and tree bark.

They are also in danger now because of unregulated hunting and habitat loss. As people continue to destroy forest for crop production, more and more tree kangaroos are left without hiding places. This exposes them to many predators, such as domestic and wild dogs.

Many animals face such problems now – you can learn their names with this trivia quiz.


Australian wildlife is unique and absolutely breathtaking. Most plants and animals there are endemic – you can't find them anywhere else on the planet. Learn more about the nature and everyday life of the continent with our educational article. You can also find marvelous Australian landscapes here.


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18 Comments
Chriss Crockford
Beautiful animals, thank you for sharing.
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Apr 20, 2021 6:25PM
Julie Domaille
I have lived this long without ever knowing there are tree kangaroos? I blame David Attenborough 🤑
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Oct 4, 2020 5:44PM
Joy Holbrook
More of these please.
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Apr 16, 2020 5:44PM
tbear
Lynne Cage, I pray that the horrible fires you all had did not include these darling animals! I know there was a terrible loss of wild life! Watching the news made my heart break! 😢😢
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Apr 16, 2020 11:24AM
Cheryl McMeekin
Very interesting, hadn't heard of a tree kangaroo before now. We need to protect all wildlife from Extinction!!!
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Apr 16, 2020 8:37AM
Julie Allen
DIVER DEAN, I don't think native people of New Guinea qualify as red-neck cretins and they would be the people who hunt tree kangaroos for food
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Apr 16, 2020 2:23AM
Lynne Cage
Have not heard of our tree kangaroos being hunted, I bloody hope not! 🇦🇺
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Apr 16, 2020 2:22AM
Lynne Cage
tbear, They are very cute 😊🇦🇺
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Apr 16, 2020 2:19AM
Carol Butler
Australia's wildlife is like that of nowhere else on earth.
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Apr 16, 2020 1:57AM
Linalinda Eichin
Good to know thanks for sharing 🍒
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Apr 16, 2020 1:02AM
Jim Adams
They spend most of their lives on tree tops? Wow! I was wondering why they were call tree kangaroos.....NOT!!!!
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Apr 15, 2020 11:09PM
tbear
Had no idea! Never heard of them before! How cute! 💛😊 Interesting info! Thank you!
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Apr 15, 2020 10:24PM
L Lh Adams
Muddy Anthony Waters, No hunting there except for maybe with a boomerang.
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Apr 15, 2020 9:32PM
Jacqueline Tattam
Muddy Anthony Waters, protected or not, landclearing is a major cause of habitat loss in Australia.
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Apr 15, 2020 9:04PM
Isagani Isidro Sogocio
Fantastic! Very good! Thank you!
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Apr 15, 2020 8:19PM

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