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Tree Kangaroo Species

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by lachlanp04, 6 Aug 2020.

  1. lachlanp04

    lachlanp04 Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    Just looking into tree kangaroo species in captivity and so far I understand there are two common species in zoos; Goodfellows and Matschies. Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos are also present in a couple of sanctuaries in Queensland, Australia. Yet there are at least 14 known species of Tree Kangaroo. Is there more species in captivity that I haven't listed and if not, is there any particular reason?
     
  2. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    There are still several grizzled tree kangaroos in Indonesian zoos.

    There are also captive grizzled, Doria's, golden-mantled tree kangaroos and tenkile (at least) on New Guinea. :)
     
  3. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Tenkile tree-kangaroos in captivity ?
    I ( think I ) know the Australian scientist who discribed the species had 1 but have after hardly anything heared about the species, so would be realy intresting !
     
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