It’s probably safe to say that all of us are familiar with kangaroos, but are you aware of their little cousins, this much smaller marsupial called the tree-kangaroo? They live in tropical rainforests in New Guinea and some of its neighboring islands. Due to hunting and the destruction of their natural habitats, the tree-kangaroo is considered critically endangered. Sadly, there has been an 80% decline in tree-kangaroo population in the last 30 years.
Tree-kangaroos are descendants of now extinct rock-wallabies. In the wild, they primarily eat leaves and fruit from trees but will also eat tree bark, sap, grains, and flour. Enough facts about them though, let’s get on to the pictures, shall we?
The tree-kangaroo lives in the tropical rainforests of New Guinea, northeastern Australia, and other nearby islands.
Did we mention they’re cute?
Their primary diet consists of leaves and fruit from trees.
Tree-kangaroos are classified as critically endangered on the threatened species list.
It’s a result of them being hunted and the rainforests they reside in being destroyed.
Their population has seen an 80% decline over the last 30 years.
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If you want to see more, here’s a tree-kangaroo video.