Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo is a dark brown to black tree-kangaroo with light greyish brown underside. The small round head is dark brown with pale brown face and forehead. It has a large snout and small, rounded ears. The base half of the tail is light brown, and the other half is darker blackish-brown. Lumholtz's tree kangaroo is a good climber and can jump from branch to branch. to another tree, and jump to the ground from up to 15m. They walk on all fours when on the ground, or hop on their hind feet.
Head and body length. Males: 52–59 cm; Female: 48 cm. Tail is about 70cm long.
rainforest of tropical Queensland. Used to be found in coastal lowland rainforest, but is more common now at higher altitudes due to habitat loss.
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The female gives birth to a single joey. Gestation period is unknown, but probably around 44-45 days.
north Queensland around Atherton Tablelands and north to the Carbine Tableland
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:||Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo|
Relatives in same Genus
Bennett's Tree-kangaroo (D. bennettianus)
Goodfellow's Tree-kangaroo (D. goodfellowi)