Tree Kangaroo

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Tree Kangaroo

Food Chain and Habitat~ Omnivores that eat leaves, fruit, grains, flowers, sap, young birds, and bark~ Eat for 15 to 20 min every 4 hrs~ Habitat is the tropical forest~ 2 species live in Australia and 10 species in Papua New Guinea

By Courtney Rowe

What's Being Done:Currently National Geographic is trying to learn more about Tree Kangaroos so they can better protect them. One way to do this is to use the help of the locals on because they know many things about the Tree Kangaroos. National Geographic has also gotten locals to agree not to hunt Tree Kangaroos anymore. Other conservation efforts include designating protective areas and captive breeding programs.What You Can Do: You can help preserve the tree kangaroo's habitat by buying wood products that come from properly managed forests that have been cerified by the Forest Stewardship Council. You can also donate to World Wildlife Fund (WWF). WWF considers Tree Kangaroos a priority species and works to make sure they can thrive in their natural habitats.

Description~ About 4 feet from the tip of it's nose to the end of it's tail Weight - about 15-22 lbs~ Mammals in the marsupial family~ Chestnut to red fur with a yellow tail~ Communicate by using visual display, touch, vocalization, and chemical cues (Huon Tree Kangaroo)

Reasons for Endangerment~ Loss of habitat due to logging and timber production~ Hunted for food by locals~ 50% of population has been lost in the past 10 years

Adaptations~ Adapted to life in trees~ Front legs strong for climbing, back feet are wide, grip well, and have long claws for climbing~ Same color as some moss in trees to hide better~ They lick their body and the evaporation of their saliva cools them off (Tree Kangaroo)

Help Save the Tree Kangaroos

Tree Kangaroo

A baby Tree Kangaroo is called a Joey.

Mothers carry their young in their pouches for 8 months.

Tree Kangaroos use their long tails to balance.

A Tree Kangaroo's favorite snack is leaves.

Watch out, Tree Kangaroos can leap from 60 feet to the ground without getting hurt at all!

Tree Kangaroo Crossing!


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