Pictures of tree kangaroos taken at the Franklin Park Zoo.
Animal: Tree Kangaroo
Species: There are approximately 12 species of tree kangaroo. The Lowland, Black, Grizzled, and Doria's Tree Kangaroo are just a few.
Lifespan: The average lifespan of a Tree kangaroo is about 15 years.
Size & Weight: The largest tree kangaroo is the Doria's tree kangaroo which grows to be up to 60in in length including the tail and up to 32 lbs! The smallest species is the Lumholtz tree kangaroo, which only growns to be 44in long including the tail!
Habitat: Tree-kangaroos are found in mainly int he trees of the rainforests of New Guinea.
Diet: Tree kangaroos eat fruit, leaes, fruit, sap, eggs and bark.
Family Life: Tree kangaroos are solitary animals and only come together when mating or when a female is rearig her young. Once a joey is born, it will stay in it's mother's pouch for 10-12 months. Once it leaves the pouch, it stays with the mother kangaroo a few more months to nurse.
Tree kangaroos are macropods!
Tree kangaroos use their long tails to balance while in trees!