5 Interesting Facts About Doria’s Tree Kangaroo

Dorias Tree Kangaroo

Here is a rare photo of the elusive Doria’s tree kangaroo

Today I want to write one of the cutest animals in the world, Doria’s tree kangaroo.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. They are the heaviest tree dwelling marsupial in the world. They can grow to up to 81 cm long and weigh up to 20 kg.
  2. Doria’s tree kangaroo is named after the famous Italian zoologist, Giacomo Doria.  He also has a goshawk and a slug named after him.
  3. On the ground, they hop around like kangaroos, but in trees, they use all four legs to climb.
  4. They are very good jumpers and can leap up to 9 metres from tree to tree.  They have also been seen jumping down from trees from a height of 18 metres without hurting themselves.
  5. This species is considered vulnerable to extinction and is found in the highlands on the island of New Guinea.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about Doria’s tree kangaroos?

4 thoughts on “5 Interesting Facts About Doria’s Tree Kangaroo

  1. Hi Darren! I have a question about fact number four. How do the tree kangaroos jump down to the ground when they’re 18 meters high and not hurt themselves? That sounds pretty impossible to me! Don’t they feel any pain when they make impact with the ground? They also look like their skin/fur is sensitive to any harsh contact. Thanks.

    • Great question Shreetika, as far as I can tell there are three factors that help them. They have very strong hind legs, they have soft padded paws and where they live there is a lot of rain which would make the ground soft.

  2. I think i know a new animal is tree kangaroo because this is a first I heard about this animal. I think this topic good nice to us to read and learn more about this animal.

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