Fast Fact Attack – Endangered Species 1: Tree Kangaroo

Baby tree kangaroo

These very cuddly looking tree kangaroos have arms and legs of almost the same length, with the fore-limbs being much more powerful for climbing trees.

Montane tropical forests:

Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia

What do they eat?
Mostly fruit and leaves, seed, eggs, sap, bark and young birds.

Man – through destruction of habitat and indigenous peoples hunting them for food. Oh my, how could anyone eat something as adorable as that?

Status: Some species are Endangered
There are 14 known species – some are rare and some are critically endangered (The Wondiwoi tree kangaroo is not only critically endangered, it may well be extinct)