Tree Kangaroos Leap From Incredible Heights

Tree Kangaroos Leap From Incredible Heights

Matschie's tree kangaroos live in the cloud forests of Papua New Guinea's Huon Peninsula. There, they spend most of their lives high up in the canopy, eating tree leaves and other plants. Because they live at largely inaccessible heights, scientists don't know much about their behavior. However, they speculate that the tree kangaroos are mostly solitary animals. Like most tree kangaroos, Matschie's tree kangaroos are under threat due to hunting and habitat loss.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Tree kangaroos spend most of their lives in the rainforest canopy, 21–30 m (70–100 ft) above the ground. (0:32)

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    Watch a tree kangaroo take an amazing leap from a tree to the ground: (3:00)

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    Like most marsupials, tree kangaroos carry their young in a pouch. (5:19)

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