Bennett's Tree-kangaroo is mostly dark brown above and lighter brown on the chin, throat and underside. The top of their head and shoulders is reddish brown The forehead and snout are grey. The feet are black. The tail is black near the base and is lighter brown above. The ears are short and rounded. Bennett's Tree-kangaroo is very agile and can jump 9m from branch to branch, and drop 18m to the ground without injury. They walk on all fours when on the ground, or hop on their hind feet.
Head and body length: 70cm - 75cm. Tail length: 74cm - 84cm. Weight: 8kg - 14kg.
mountain and lowland tropical rain forests. Occasionally found in eucalypt woodland.
feeds on the leaves of a range rainforest trees, including Schefflera actinophylla (the Umbrella Tree), vines, ferns and also eats various fruits.
The female gives birth to a single joey. Gestation period is probably around 44-45 days. The young remain in the pouch for about 270 days.
north Queensland from south of Cooktown to just north of the Daintree River
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Bennett's Tree-kangaroo|
Relatives in same Genus
Goodfellow's Tree-kangaroo (D. goodfellowi)
Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo (D. lumholtzi)