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.

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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,

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