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Papua New Guinea Endangered Species: Doria’s Tree-Kangaroo

Animal

The Doria’s tree-kangaroo is a rare animal that lives in a tree that can jump from tree to tree. Therefore, in general, the habitat is completely different from that of kangaroos. Since it can only be seen in the mountainous areas of southern New Guinea and southern Papua New Guinea, it is generally said that it is difficult to see. It is the largest species of tree-kangaroo. Unfortunately, it is an endangered animal and has been designated as a “vulnerable species”.

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Habitat

Dorian tree kangaroos live in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. A marsupial that is classified in the class Mammalia, order Bicodontidae, family Kangaridae, and genus Kangaroo. The scientific name is Dendrolagus dorianus and the English name is Doria’s tree-kangaroo. If you do a text search on Wikipedia etc., you will find little information.

Characteristic

The Doria’s tree-kangaroo is 50-80 cm long and weighs 7-14 kg. There is a vortex of hair in the center of the back, and the hair is separated from the vortex. It is the largest species of tree-kangaroo and is a large kangaroo. The body is dark brown, the tail and lower body are tan, and the ears are black. Unlike other kangaroos, the Doria’s tree-kangaroo is a kangaroo that can jump from tree to tree and inhabit trees. Therefore, humans living on the ground do not have much opportunity to see it. Doria’s tree-kangaroo can jump from tree to tree. You can fly up to 9m. Doria’s tree-kangaroos spend most of their day on trees. Doria’s tree-kangaroos are nocturnal creatures and often rest during the day.

Ecology

Doria’s tree-kangaroos live on nuts, fruits and leaves. The breeding form is embryo. The gestation period is 30 days and one can be born at a time. Like many marsupials, a newborn child lives in his mother’s bag for some time. Weaning is about 2 years after birth.

Endangered species

Doria’s tree-kangaroo lives in the forest, so it is difficult to live without trees. However, due to the progress of deforestation in recent years, it is considered that there is a high risk of extinction. It is currently designated as an endangered species and is being protected. Doria’s tree-kangaroos are already extinct in some areas.

Breeding

Doria’s tree-kangaroos are rare and wild creatures, so it is quite difficult for the general public to breed them. Watch at the zoo or visit Papua New Guinea.

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