Saving the tree kangaroo
The Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program turns 21 this year. Brian Johnston looks at how it protects the habitat and dwindling population of PNG’s elusive tree kangaroos.
something charming and improbable about tree kangaroos. We generally think of kangaroos as bouncing creatures leaping across the vast open spaces of Australia’s outback. Tree kangaroos are different.
They’re the only arboreal members of the kangaroo family, with curved nails, grip- adapted paws and a pendulous tail used for balance. They can leap from tree to tree,