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Endangered - #94 Matschie's Tree-kangaroo (Endangered species)

The_Nature_PlugSep 4, 2022, 6:54:02 AM

The Matschie's Tree-kangaroo or also known as the Huon Tree-kangaroo and Boongarry by the Locals is a species of tree kangaroo and is native to New Guinea and is listed as endangered. 

Reasons for endangered status - Habitat loss & destruction, hunting.

Conservation efforts - 

  • They live in protected areas
  • Educational programs for locals

Matschie's Tree-kangaroo Facts - 

Science Name: Dendrolagus matschiei

Size: 51 - 81 cm 

Weight: 7.2 kg 

Native Locations: New Guinea 

Lifespan: (wild) 14 years    (captivity)  20 years 

Population: 2,500

Conservation status: Endangered (EN)


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