Ever Hoid Of A “Tree Kangaroo?”

Via ZooBorns comes the deets on the birth of a Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo, a bebeh female joey named Holly. She arrived at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence RI. last fall.

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Quoting ZB: “The Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo is indigenous to the rainforests of Papua New Guinea.”

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“It is estimated that there are less than 2,500 tree kangaroos left in the wild, because of factors like habitat loss due to logging and mining, as well as hunting.” :(

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Comments

  1. The little yawn at 1:40 done me in!

  2. love the handler’s excitement and joy!

  3. Blue Footed Booby says:

    They look like they’re the softest animals on earth. Wanna motorboat that tummy.

  4. 260Oakley says:

    Here we see the Kangaroo umbilical cord, also referred to as the “jumper cable”.

  5. Clairdelune says:

    I was going to make the same comment, Gigi! That baby yawn… oh my. Lucky handler lady .

  6. kiragirl says:

    mini me

  7. kiragirl says:

    hehe

  8. Rachael says:

    I agree with Gigi and Clairdelune – that tiny yawn just about killed me ded! I love the zoo lady’s enthusiasm. I’m sure those roos are in excellent hands.

  9. 6rabbits says:

    Squeeeee! There is an incredibly cute, cuddleh, bebeh sharing my name! Squeeeeee! :-)

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