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Matschie's Tree Kangaroo

Dendrolagus matschiei


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

Diet in the wild

Leaves, nuts and mosses

Diet at 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