Huon tree kangaroo

Huon tree kangaroo

Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Macropodidae
Species : Dendrolagus matschiei

 

Which zoos have them?
Minnesota Zoo (United States)

The Huon tree kangaroo, matschie's tree-kangaroo is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Huon tree kangaroo
A young / baby of a Huon tree kangaroo is called a 'joey'. The females are called 'flyer or doe' and males 'boomer or buck'. A Huon tree kangaroo group is called a 'mob, troop or court'.
Huon tree kangaroo habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
Matschie's tree kangaroo

Adult weight : 7.2 kg (15.84 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 27 years

Female maturity :845 days

Gestation : 32 days

Weaning : 500 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 410 days

Basal metabolic rate : 8 W

Body mass : 6.96 kg (15.312 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the Huon tree kangaroo

Matschie's Tree Kangaroo ( Dendrolagus matschiei ) is a marsupial living in mountainous rain forests at altitudes from 3000-5000ft

The Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) is a little known species closely related to the common land kangaroo. (Full text)

The Huon tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) is found nowhere else on Earth and is considered endangered. (Full text)

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