Today I want to write about an amazing marsupial called Lumholtz’s tree kangaroo.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- They are the smallest species of tree kangaroo, with a body that grows up to 65 cm long and a tail that is even longer.
- They live in small groups of 3-5, with one male and a few females. Males defend their territory aggressively against other males.
- They are named after the Norwegian explorer Carl Lumholtz who discovered them in 1883.
- They mainly eat leaves, but also eat fruit.
- Lumholtz’s tree kangaroo is found in the forests of north Queensland and New Guinea. Their numbers are dropping due to habitat loss, attacks by dogs and road collisions.
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 Lumholtz’s tree kangaroos?