Goodfellow's Tree-kangaroos have short, woolly chestnut brown fur, with pale belly. Their neck, cheeks, and feet are yellow. The face is greyish-brown, with a double golden stripe running down their back. Tree-kangaroos have long, strong forelimbs and shortened, broad hind feet. They walk along branches or climb, using each of their limbs independently.
Ornate Tree Kangaroo
60cm with tail about 1m long
tropical rainforests and tropical deciduous forests. They spend much of their time in the trees although they do sometimes travel on the ground.
feed mainly on the leaves of the Silkwood. They also feed on shoots, creepers, ferns, cereals, fruits, grasses, and flowers
When a joey is born, it is about the size of a bean. It instinctively climbs up to the mother's pouch, where it remains for up to 8 months. It becomes fully independent after 11-13 months.
Papua New Guinea
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
There are two species of Tree Kangaroos found in the rainforests of far north Queensland - Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo and Bennett's Tree-kangaroo. They are similar in behaviour to Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo described here.
|Common Name:||Goodfellow's Tree-kangaroo|
Relatives in same Genus
Bennett's Tree-kangaroo (D. bennettianus)
Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo (D. lumholtzi)