Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo


Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi) is native to the rain forests of the island of New Guinea, where it occurs in the eastern mountains. As a result of hunting and habitat loss it is now listed as endangered. A typical tree kangaroo of this type is about the size of a cat, weighing about 15 pounds (7 kg). These animals feed primarily on the leaves of the Silkwood tree (Flindersia pimenteliana), but also eats grains, fruits, grasses, bark, sap, and flowers. When they can get them, they eat eggs, birds, and other small animals, too. Clumsy on the ground, they are agile in the trees and can leap to earth from great heights without harm.

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