tree kangaroo


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tree kangaroo

n.
Any of several arboreal macropods of the genus Dendrolagus of eastern Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, having strong forelimbs, smaller hind limbs than most other kangaroos, and a very long tail, used for balance when climbing.

tree kangaroo

n
(Animals) any of several arboreal kangaroos of the genus Dendrolagus, of New Guinea and N Australia, having hind and forelegs of a similar length and a long tail
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Noun1.tree kangaroo - arboreal wallabies of New Guinea and northern Australia having hind and forelegs of similar lengthtree kangaroo - arboreal wallabies of New Guinea and northern Australia having hind and forelegs of similar length
brush kangaroo, wallaby - any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored
Dendrolagus, genus Dendrolagus - tree wallabies
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A kangaroo named Paul has become the oldest living tree kangaroo in the country.
For example, focusing efforts on rainforest protection and rehabilitation for Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus lumholtzi on the Atherton Tablelands of Far North Queensland may also help to conserve many other species within and under the rainforest canopy, including other mammals, insects and birds, as well as raising the profile of the habitat types in which they occur.
She fell in love with a tree kangaroo before dad treated her to a toy kangaroo and a hobby horse," Contactmusic quoted a source as saying.
The rare Matschie's tree kangaroo twins are about six inches from snout to tail and they are starting to grow hair.
The PNG Government's declaration follows years of work in the area by Conservation International (CI) and biologists from the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo in the US.
A traditional Sing Sing, or celebratory gathering, honours the recent landmark decision by the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government to approve the Conservation Area, rewarding more than a decade of work by local communities in collaboration with conservation biologists from the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) based at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, USA and Conservation International (CI), as well as the PNG Department of Environment and Conservation, Morobe Provincial Government and the Kabwum District.
Furthermore, the hawksbill sea turtle is not endemic to Australia while the lumholtz tree kangaroo is.
Quest, in the Scientists in the Field series, follows a team of scientists on a demanding trip to the cloud forest of Papua New Guinea, where they attempt to track the rarely seen Matschie tree kangaroo.
Among the discoveries were 40 new species of mammal, including the golden-mantled tree kangaroo, five species of palm, four species of butterfly and 20 species of frog previously unknown to science.
Indonesia, and Australia: a new type of honeyeater bird; a rare tree kangaroo, never before seen in Indonesia; more than 20 species of frogs; four species of butterflies; and five new palms, according to Reuters.
They include the golden-mantle tree kangaroo, the long-beaked echidna and a golden-fronted bowerbird.