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Matschie's Tree Kangaroo

Dendrolagus matschiei

NATURAL HABITAT
The Matschie's tree-kangaroo can be found in mountainous areas of the rainforest.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Leaves, nuts and mosses
IN THE ZOO – Lettuce, fruits, vegetables and specially formulated biscuits

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Spend most of their time in trees, coming down occasionally to feed
  • Licks forearms, letting the evaporation cool its body instead of sweating
  • Fetus-like young crawl into mother's pouch after birth
  • Babies are called joeys and stay in the mother's pouch for ten months