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Grizzled tree-kangaroo

Grizzled tree-kangaroo

Introduction

Head-Body Length: 75-90 cm
Height: 28–30 m
Weight: Males:  15.5 kg (average weight) Females:  11.4 kg (average weight)

Habitat: The grizzled tree-kangaroo is native to the tropical rainforests of northern and western New Guinea at elevations up to 1,400 m (4,600 ft) above sea level. Its range includes the Foja Mountains and the Bird’s Head Peninsula and it occurs on the offshore islands of Yapen, Waigeo, Misool and Salawati, and possibly Batanta. It is present in both primary and secondary forests
Diet: Leaves: Fruits
Reproduction:The reproduction of this tree kangaroo has been little studied but breeding seems to take place once a year with a single young remaining in the female’s pouch for about nine months.Females with young have been observed in March, June and December and a single set of twins has been recorded

Behavior:Grizzled tree kangaroos inhabit a broad spectrum of habitats. Most records are from primary forests

Status: No special status

 Interesting-Facts: Tree kangaroos are slow and clumsy, and tend to walk awkwardly when on the ground. Since their tails are heavy, they tend to hop and walk with their tails up while on the ground. However, they are amazingly agile and fast on trees.

Geographic: Indonesia

Animalia

Chordata

Mammalia

Diprotodontia

Macropodidae

Dendrolagus

Dendrolagus inustus

 

KEY FACTS

Name Grizzled tree-kangaroo,Dendrolagus inustus
Origin northern and western New Guinea (Indonesia)
Size 75-90 cm
Litter Size One litter
Life span up to 10 years
Reproduction The reproduction of this tree kangaroo has been little studied but breeding seems to take place once a year with a single young remaining in the female's pouch for about nine months.Females with young have been observed in March, June and December and a single set of twins has been recorded
Height 985 mm (840-1150 mm)
Weight Males:  15.5 kg (average weight) Females:  11.4 kg (average weight)
Colors Grizzled tree kangaroos have distinct black ears on a gray head and have toes and a tail that is usually dark. The tail is bushy and uniform in thickness, but often hairless at the base

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scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Mammalia
Order – Diprotodontia
Family – Macropodidae
Genus – Dendrolagus
Genus Species -Dendrolagus inustus

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